Christine or Christina of Saxony, was born 25 December 1505, probably at Dresden,; the third, but eldest surviving daughter of Georg 'der Bärtige' (the Bearded), Herzog von Sachsen (Duke of Saxony), and his wife, Barbara, Princess of Poland.
She was betrothed on 14 October 1523 to Philipp, Landgraf von Hessen, in order to confirm links between these two Protestant countries. They were married at Dresden 11 December 1523, ;  and then again at Kassel on 25 January 1524.
They were to have ten children:
Although there were 10 children, the marriage wasn't considered happy, Philip had "no pleasure in her society" and perhaps Christine had little pleasure in his.
Like many noblemen of the period, Philip had a number of other sexual partners but his conscience troubled him, though not enough to remain faithful to Christine. As early as 1526 he had made enquiries about how bigamy was viewed from a Protestant perspective but it wasn't until 1539/40 that he pressed the issue in order to marry Margarethe von der Saale. Christine apparently gave her written consent to this second marriage and they were married at Rotenburg an der Fulda on 4 March 1540. As a part of the conditions of her approval, Margarethe was never to appear at court, and any sons from this marriage were not to be given any rights to inherit the Hessian lands.
In 1547, Philip was arrested and during this time Christine and her eldest son, Wilhelm (later Wilhelm IV) administered Hesse. She was never to see her husband again as she died between 10 and 11 o'clock in the evening of 15 April 1549 at Kassel and was buried there in St Martinskirche ; 
A monument by the Hessian sculptor, Philipp Soldan was originally erected on the North side of the Choir in 1550, but after the death of her husband in 1567, a more magnificent tomb was built commemorating both of them. Originally planned and begun by the court sculptor the Dutch, Elias Godefroy, it was finished in 1572 by his pupil Adam Liquir Beaumont.
During World War II it was "walled up to protect it from damage" and it was only partially damaged when the church was destroyed on 22 October 1943. There had been a number of preservation attemps before World War II, but the latest in 2004 was partly to repair any damage caused from that time.
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