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  1. He was born in Gotha, the eldest son of Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Magdalene Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst . After the death of his father, in 1732, Frederick III assumed the duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. In 1734 he began a flourishing soldier trade with the Emperor, to the Prince of Waldeck and to the King of Prussia, which put him ...

  2. Lutheran. Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (28 July 1676 – 23 March 1732), was a duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg . He was born in Gotha, the fifth child and first son of Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Magdalena Sibylle of Saxe-Weissenfels . After the death of his father, in 1691, Frederick II assumed the duchy of ...

  3. Fredericka of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (17 July 1715 – 2 May 1775), was a German noblewoman member of the House of Wettin and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weissenfels . Born in Gotha, she was the fifteenth of nineteen children born from the marriage of Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst.

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    He was the eldest son of Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Magdalene Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst. After the death of his father, in 1732, Frederick III assumed the duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. In 1734 he began a flourishing soldier trade with the Emperor, to the Prince of Waldeck and to the King of Prussia, which put him into the position to create a tax in his own duchy. The duchy had to suffer for Frederick with difficulty in the Seven Years' War and he forced the duchy into a war with his neighbour, duke Anton Ulrich of Saxe-Meiningen (The "Wasunger War").

    In Gotha on 17 September 1729, Frederick married Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen, his 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). From 1748 to 1755 he was regent of the duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach on behalf of Ernst August II Konstantin. From 1750, he acted as regent alongside his kinsmen Franz Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

    August Beck: Friedrich II., Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha und Altenburg. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie(ADB). Band 8, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1878, S. 3–5.
    Christian Ferdinand Schulze, Leben des Herzogs von Sachsen-Gotha und Altenburg Friedrich II., Digitaliat
  4. Frederick Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (13 June 1778 – 29 November 1819) was a hereditary prince of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, one of the constituent states of the German Confederation. He was the son of Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and of Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg .

  5. Fredericka of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (17 July 1715 - 2 May 1775), was a German noblewoman member of the House of Wettin and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weissenfels. Born in Gotha , she was the fifteenth of nineteen children born from the marriage of Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst .