Princess Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen

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Luise Dorothea
Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen, duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 2.jpg
Tenure1732–1767
Born(1710-08-10)10 August 1710
Coburg
Died22 October 1767(1767-10-22) (aged 57)
Gotha
SpouseFrederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
IssueFrederick, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Prince Ludwig
Princess Fredericka Luise
Ernst II
Princess Sophie
Prince August
HouseSaxe-Meiningen
FatherErnest Louis I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
MotherDorothea Marie of Saxe-Gotha

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[edit]

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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Princess Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 10 August 1710 Died: 22 October 1767
German royalty
Preceded by
Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst
Duchess consort of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
23 March 1732 – 22 October 1767
Vacant
Title next held by
Charlotte of Saxe-Meiningen