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Princess Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen

German princess
The basics
Date of birth Coburg, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Date of death Oct 22, 1767 Gotha, Gotha, Thuringia, Germany
Mother: Dorothea Marie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Spouse: Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Father: Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Children: Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg Prince August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Brother(s): Ernst Ludwig II Duke of Saxe-Meiningen Joseph Bernhard von Sachsen-Meiningen Karl Frederick Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
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The details

Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen (Meiningen, 10 August 1710 – Gotha, 22 October 1767) was the daughter of Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and Dorothea Marie of Saxe-Gotha. She was the wife of Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

Marriage and issue

On the 17 September 1729 in Meiningen, Luise married Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, her first cousin. They had nine children:

  1. Frederick Louis, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (b. Gotha, 20 January 1735 – d. Gotha, 9 June 1756).
  2. Louis (b. Gotha, 25 October 1735 – d. Gotha, 26 October 1735).
  3. stillborn son (Gotha, 25 October 1735), twin of Louis.
  4. stillborn twin sons (1739).
  5. Fredericka Louise (b. Gotha, 30 January 1741 – d. Gotha, 5 February 1776).
  6. Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (b. Gotha, 30 January 1745 – d. Gotha, 20 April 1804).
  7. Sophie (b. Gotha, 9 March 1746 – d. Gotha, 30 March 1746).
  8. August (b. Gotha, 14 August 1747 – d. Gotha, 28 September 1806).


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