Prince John August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

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Prince John August
Prince John August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
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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
Born (1704-02-17)17 February 1704
Gotha
Died 8 May 1767(1767-05-08) (aged 63)
Stadtroda

Johann August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (b. Gotha, 17 February 1704 – d. Stadtroda, 8 May 1767), was a German prince, member of the House of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

He was the fifth but second surviving son of Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Magdalene Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst.

Marriage and issue[edit]

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: