Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

Princess + Duke + Prince
Born Dec 21, 1800
Hometown Gotha (town)
Died Aug 30, 1831
Death Place Paris

Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg was the wife of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and the mother of Duke Ernst II and Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria.

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1800 Birth Born on December 21, 1800.


1817 16 Years Old On 31 July 1817 in Gotha, sixteen-year old Louise married her thirty-three year old kinsman Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld after he failed to win the hand of a Russian grand duchess. … Read More


1824 23 Years Old The marriage was unhappy because of Ernst's infidelities and the couple separated in 1824. … Read More
1826 25 Years Old 1 More Event
On 31 March 1826 their marriage was officially dissolved.


1831 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Nevertheless, this happy life ended in February 1831, when her secret marriage to von Hanstein was discovered and she lost her children permanently.