Emil Leopold August, Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg was born 23 November 1772 in Gotha, Thuringia, Germany to Ernst II. von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1745-1804) and Charlotte von Sachsen-Meiningen (1751-1827) and died 27 May 1822 in Gotha, Thuringia, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Luise Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1779-1801) 21 October 1797 in Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. He married Karoline Amalie von Hessen-Kassel (1771-1848) 24 April 1802 in Kassel, Hesse, Germany. Notable ancestors include Gustav I of Sweden (1496-1560), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from Germany, Sweden, Denmark, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, the Czech Republic, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Bohemia, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, England, Turkey.


Offspring of August von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg and Luise Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1779-1801)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Luise von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1800-1831) 21 December 1800 Gotha, Thuringia, Germany 30 August 1831 Paris, France Ernst von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld (1784-1844)
Alexander von Hanstein (1804-1884)

Common ancestors of August von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1772-1822) and Luise Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1779-1801)

  1. Anna Maria von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1627-1669)
  2. August von Sachsen-Weißenfels (1614-1680)
  3. Elisabeth Sophia von Sachsen-Altenburg (1619-1680)
  4. Ernst I. von Sachsen-Gotha (1601-1675)
  5. Friedrich I. von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1646-1691)
  6. Friedrich II. von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1676-1732)
  7. Johann von Anhalt-Zerbst (1621-1667)
  8. Karl Wilhelm von Anhalt-Zerbst (1652-1718)
  9. Magdalena Augusta von Anhalt-Zerbst (1679-1740)
  10. Magdalena Sibylla von Sachsen-Weißenfels (1648-1681)
  11. Sofie Auguste von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1630-1680)
  12. Sofie von Sachsen-Weißenfels (1654-1724)

second cousin

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Wilhelm II., Deutscher Kaiser (1859-1941)

Footnotes (including sources)

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