Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst
Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst.JPG
Tenure 1696–1732
Spouse Frederick II
Issue Princess Sophie
Frederick III
Prince Wilhelm
Prince Karl Frederick
Prince John August
Prince Christian
Prince Christian Wilhelm
Prince Ludwig Ernst
Prince Emanuel
Prince Moritz
Princess Sophie
Prince Karl
Fredericka, Duchess of Saxe-Weissenfels
Princess Magdalena Sibylle
Augusta, Princess of Wales
Prince Johann Adolf
House House of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
House of Ascania
Father Karl of Anhalt-Zerbst
Mother Duchess Sophia of Saxe-Weissenfels
Born (1679-10-13)13 October 1679
Died 11 October 1740(1740-10-11) (aged 60)
Religion Lutheranism

Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst (13 October 1679 – 11 October 1740) was, by birth, a Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst and, by marriage, a Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. She was the maternal grandmother of George III of the United Kingdom.

She was born Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst. Her father was Karl of Anhalt-Zerbst and her mother was Duchess Sophia of Saxe-Weissenfels.

Family[edit]

In 1696, Magdalena Augusta married her first cousin, Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, who had become Duke in 1691.
They had nineteen children:

  1. Sophie (b. Gotha, 30 May 1697 – d. of smallpox, Gotha, 29 November 1703).
  2. Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (b. Gotha, 14 April 1699 – d. Gotha, 10 March 1772).
  3. Stillborn son (Gotha, 22 April 1700).
  4. Wilhelm (b. Gotha, 12 March 1701 – d. Gräfentonna, 31 May 1771), married on 8 November 1742 to Anna of Holstein-Gottorp. Their marriage was childless.
  5. Karl Frederick (b. Gotha, 20 September 1702 – d. [of smallpox?] Gotha, 21 November 1703)
  6. Stillborn daughter (b. and d. Gotha, 8 May 1703).
  7. Johann August (b. Gotha, 17 February 1704 – d. Stadtroda, 8 May 1767).
  8. Christian (b. Gotha, 27 February 1705 – d. of smallpox, Gotha, 5 March 1705).
  9. Christian Wilhelm (b. Gotha, 28 May 1706 – d. Stadtroda, 19 July 1748), married on 27 May 1743 to Luise Reuss of Schleiz. Their marriage was childless.
  10. Ludwig Ernst (b. Gotha, 28 December 1707 – d. Gotha, 13 August 1763)
  11. Emanuel (b. Gotha, 5 April 1709 – d. Gotha, 10 October 1710).
  12. Moritz (b. Altenburg, 11 May 1711 – d. Altenburg, 3 September 1777).
  13. Sophie (b. Altenburg, 23 August 1712 – d. Altenburg, 12 November 1712).
  14. Karl (b. Gotha, 17 April 1714 – d. Gotha, 10 July 1715).
  15. Fredericka (b. Gotha, 17 July 1715 – d. Langensalza, 12 May 1775), married on 27 November 1734 to Johann Adolf II, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels.
  16. Stillborn son (Gotha, 30 November 1716).
  17. Magdalena Sibylle (b. Gotha, 15 August 1718 – d. Gotha, 9 November 1718).
  18. Augusta (b. Gotha, 30 November 1719 – d. Carlton House, 8 February 1772), married on 8 May 1736 to Frederick, Prince of Wales. They had 9 children, their second child later became King George III of Great Britain.
  19. Johann Adolf (b. Gotha, 18 May 1721 – d. Friedrichstanneck, 29 April 1799).

Ancestry[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Joachim Ernst, Prince of Anhalt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Rudolph, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Eleonore of Württemberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. John VI, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Johann XVI, Count of Oldenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Magdalene of Oldenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Elisabeth of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Karl Wilhelm, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Augusta of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Sophie Augusta, Princess of Holstein-Gottorp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. John George I, Elector of Saxony (= 12)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Marie Elisabeth of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia (= 13)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Christian I, Elector of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. John George I, Elector of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Sophie of Brandenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. August, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Marie Elenore of Jülich-Kleve-Berg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Duchess Sophia of Saxe-Weissenfels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. John (VII) V, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Adolf Friedrich I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Sophia of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. Enno III, Count of Ostfriesland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Anna Maria of Ostfriesland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Anna of Holstein-Gottorp
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst
Born: 13 October 1679 Died: 11 October 1740
German royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Christine of Baden-Durlach
Duchess consort of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
7 June 1696 – 23 March 1732
Succeeded by
Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen