Life. Louise was the fourth and youngest child of Prince John August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Countess Louise Reuss of Schleiz. After the death of her mother in 1773, both she and her older sister Augusta inherited the title of co-Countess of Limpurg-Gaildorf as one of the several heirs of William Henry, Schenk of Limpurg zu Gaildorf (d. 1690 without surviving male issue).
Residence of the Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg in Sankt Wendel On 31 March 1826 their marriage was officially dissolved. Seven months later, on 18 October 1826, Louise secretly married in St. Wendel her former lover, the Baron Alexander von Hanstein (later created Count of Pölzig and Beiersdorf).
257. Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (mother of 128) 258. Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (father of 129) 259. Antoinette Amelie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (mother of 129) 260. Heinrich XXIX, Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf (father of 130) 261. Sophie Theodora of Castell-Remlingen (mother of 130) 262.