Prince John August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
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|Prince John August|
|Prince John August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg|
|Spouse||Luise Reuss of Schleiz|
|Issue||Augusta, Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Louise, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
|House||House of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg|
|Father||Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg|
|Mother||Magdalene Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst|
17 February 1704|
|Died||8 May 1767
Marriage and issue
In Stadtroda on 6 January 1752, Johann August married Luise Reuss of Schleiz (b. Staffelstein, 3 July 1726 - d. Stadtroda, 28 May 1773), the widow of his younger brother, Christian Wilhelm. They had four children:
- Princess Auguste Louise Fredericka of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (b. Stadtroda, 30 November 1752 – d. Rudolstadt, 28 May 1805), married on 28 November 1780 to Frederick Charles, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.
- stillborn son (Stadtroda, 11 November 1753).
- stillborn son (Stadtroda, 27 December 1754).
- Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (b. Stadtroda, 9 March 1756 – d. Ludwigslust, 1 January 1808), married on 1 June 1775 to Frederick Franz I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. She was a direct ancestress of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later Prince Consort of the United Kingdom, and, through him, a direct ancestress of the present British Royal Family.