Persöhnlichkeiten aus Gotha
The great painter is closely associated with the history of Gotha city, even though he never lived here permanently. As the court painter to the Electors of Saxony, he often spent time in the city and even married the daughter of Gotha’s mayor, Barbara Brengebier.
Her parent’s house at Hauptmarkt 17 in Gotha, which is also known as the Cranach house today, was later inhabited by their daughter Ursula Cranach and her husband Georg Dasch. A stone plague with the sign of a winged snake (for the Cranach family) and the bag (for the Dasch) family still documents the marriage today. Paintings by Lucas Cranach are exhibited in the Ducal Museum in Gotha.