Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (30 November [ O.S. 19 November] 1719 – 8 February 1772) was Princess of Wales by marriage to Frederick, Prince of Wales, son and heir of King George II. She never became queen consort, as Frederick predeceased his father in 1751.
Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (30 November 1719 – 8 February 1772) was Princess of Wales between 1736 and 1751, and Dowager Princess of Wales thereafter. She was one of only three holders of the title who never became queen.
Augusta de Sajonia-Gotha (Gotha, Ducado de Sajonia-Gotha-Altemburgo, Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico, 30 de noviembre de 1719 - Londres, Reino Unido, 8 de febrero de 1772) fue princesa de Gales entre 1736 y 1751, princesa viuda de Gales a partir de entonces.
Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. Princess Augusta Frederica of Great Britain (31 July 1737 – 23 March 1813) was a British princess, granddaughter of King George II and the only elder sibling of King George III. She was the duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel by marriage to Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick.
Princess Augusta o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (30 November [ A.S. 19 November] 1719 – 8 Februar 1772) wis Princess o Wales bi mairiage tae Frederick, Prince of Wales. [citation needit] She wis ain o anly fower Princesses o Wales niver tae become a queen consort. [citation needit] though she wis born a princess o the Duchy o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg she wis simply kent as o "Saxe-Gotha" in Ingland.
She is universally known as "Augusta of Saxe-Gotha" because of her almost unique position as a Princess of Wales who never became queen. Princess of Wales was the highest title she ever held, and thus the one we would use on wikipedia, but we cannot use this in the title of the article because her title was "The Princess of Wales" ( not , as some may mistakenly believe, "Augusta, Princess of Wales").
Princesa Augusta de Sajonia-Gotha - Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha De Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre La Princesa Augusta de Sajonia-Gotha-Altenburg (30 de noviembre [ OS 19 de noviembre] 1719 - 8 de febrero de 1772) fue Princesa de Gales por matrimonio con Federico, Príncipe de Gales, hijo y heredero del Rey Jorge II.
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Princess Augusta was born in Gotha to Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1676–1732) and Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst (1676–1740). Her paternal grandfather was Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, eldest surviving son of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. In 1736, it was proposed that she marry 29-year-old Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George II of Great Britain and Queen Caroline. Originally, Frederick was intended to marry the eldest daughter of the King of Prussia. A marriage alliance between Great Britain and Prussia had been an ambition for many years. However, when George II suggested that his eldest son would marry the eldest (unmarried) daughter of the King of Prussia, while his second (unmarried) daughter would marry the eldest son of the Prussian king, the King of Prussia demanded that his eldest son should likewise marry the eldest (unmarried) daughterof the King of Great...
Augusta of Saxe-Gotha left Hellevoetsluis 17 April 1736 and arrived at Greenwich on the royal yacht William and Mary on the 25th, where she was welcomed by her groom. On 27 April 1736, she was escorted to St James's Palace, London, where she met the rest of the royal family, followed by the wedding ceremony at the Royal Chapel. When she was introduced to the royal family, she made a favorable impression on the king and queen by throwing herself on the floor before them in a gesture of submission. During the first year of marriage, Augusta could be seen playing with her doll in the windows of her residence, until her sister-in-law, Princess Caroline, told her to stop. Frederick took advantage of her inexperience when he had his then lover, Lady Archibald Hamilton, employed as her lady of the bedchamber after convincing her that there was no truth in the rumour of his affair.Augusta and Frederick had nine children, the last born afte...
On 2 March 1751, Frederick unexpectedly died, making Augusta a widow. Dr. Doran described her at the death of her spouse: "She had, throughout her married life exhibited much mental superiority, with great kindness of disposition, and that under circumstances of great difficulty, and sometimes of a character to inflict vexation on the calmest nature. [...] She was then the mother of eight children, expecting shortly to be the mother of a ninth, and she was brought reluctantly to knowledge that their father was no more. It was six in the morning before her attendants could persuade her to retire to bed; but she arose again at eight, and then, with less thought for her grief than her anxiety for the honor of him whose death was the cause of it, she proceeded to the Prince's room, and burned the whole of his private papers. By this the world lost some rare supplementary chapters to the Cronique Scandaleuse!" The king reportedly di...
Princess Augusta enlarged and greatly extended Kew Gardens after her husband's death. Sir William Chambers built several garden structures for her. One of these, the lofty Chinese pagodabuilt in 1761, still remains.30 November 1719 – 17 April 1736: Her Ducal Serene HighnessPrincess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Duchess in Saxony17 April 1736 – 31 March 1751: Her Royal HighnessThe Princess of Wales31 March 1751 – 8 February 1772: Her Royal HighnessThe Dowager Princess of Wales
Several places in British Americawere named in honour of Augusta: 1. Augusta, Georgia 2. Augusta County, Virginia 3. Fort Augusta, Northumberland County, PennsylvaniaAugusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales at the National Portrait Gallery, London
Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst (13 October 1679 – 11 October 1740) was, by birth, a Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst and, by marriage, a Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. She was the maternal grandmother of George III of the United Kingdom .