Christian von Liegnitz Brieg
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : GE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (10,14,20)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 1
German nobility: Duke of Legnica (during 1653-1654 and 1663-1664 with his brothers), Brzeg (during 1639-1654 with his brothers), Wołów (during 1653-1654 with his brothers, then alone) and Oława (during 1639-1654 with his brothers, then alone). Since 1664, he was the sole ruler as Duke of Legnica-Brzeg-Wołów-Oława.
He was the seventh but third surviving son of John Christian, Duke of Brzeg-Legnica-Wołów-Oława, by his first wife Dorothea Sybille, daughter of John George, Elector of Brandenburg. In his early years, along with his older brothers, Christian made his Grand Tour to Europe, during which he visited the courts of Kings Louis XIII of France and Charles I of England. In Dessau on 24 November 1648, Christian married with Louise, daughter of John Casimir, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. They had four children: Karolina (1652-1707), Louise (1657-1660), George William (1660-1675), and Christian Louis (1664-1664).
Christian senior died on 28 February 1672, due to a disease called "Swelling water."