Princess Augusta von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg

Female30 November 1719–8 February 1772

Brief Life History of Augusta

When Princess Augusta von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg was born on 30 November 1719, in Gotha, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Germany, her father, Herzog Friedrich II. von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg, was 43 and her mother, Magdalena Augusta v. Anhalt-Zerbst, was 40. She married Prince Frederick Of Wales on 8 May 1736, in Saint James's Palace, London, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 8 February 1772, in Westminster, Middlesex, England, at the age of 52, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

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Family Time Line

Prince Frederick Of Wales
Princess Augusta von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg
Marriage: 8 May 1736
Princess Augusta Frederica of Great Britain and Hanover
King George III William Frederic Hannover
Prince Edward Augustus of Great Britain and Hanover
Princess Elizabeth Caroline of Great Britain and Hanover
Prince William Henry Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
Prince Henry Frederick of Great Britain and Hannover Duke of Cumberland
Princess Louise Anne of Great Britain and Ireland
Prince Frederick William of Great Britain and Hanover
Princess Caroline Matilda of Great Britain and Hannover

Sources (25)

  • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  • England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973
  • Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1736Saint James's Palace, London, England
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (20)

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    World Events (4)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble

    Age 1

    The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 33

    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

    1754 · Seven Years' War

    Age 35

    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of Welsh Vaughan .

    Chinese: variant of Wong .

    Cambodian: written វ៉ុន, unexplained.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    en.Wikipedia Augusta von Saxe-Gotha

    Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (30 November [O.S. 19 November] 1719 – 8 February 1772)[1] was Princess of Wales by marriage to Frederick, Prince of Wales. She was one of only four Princesses …

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