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-Altenburg (November 30, [O.S. November 19] 1719 – 8 February 1772) was Princess of Wales by marriage to Frederick, Prince of Wales. She was one of only four Princesses of Wales who never became queen consort , as her eldest son succeeded her father-in-law as George III of the United Kingdom in 1760 rather than her spouse, who had died nine years earlier.
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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.
At age sixteen and speaking virtually no English, Augusta arrived in Great Britain in order to marry 29-year-old Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George II and Queen Caroline. The wedding ceremony took place almost immediately, on 27 April 1736, at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, London. The marriage seems to have been a happy one. Augusta and Frederick had nine children, the last born after Frederick's death. The birth of their first daughter, Princess Augusta, on 31 July 1737, took place at St James's after Princess Augusta was forced by Frederick to travel from Hampton Court Palacewhile in labour, simply to prevent his hated parents from being present at the birth. Throughout their marriage, Augusta went along with her husband's wishes in the feud with his parents. Following Frederick's death, her role as mother of the heir-apparent to the throne became a more important one, and she was named prospective regent, which caused a political controversy. Shortly a...
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
Feb 15, 2017 · Born in 1719 in Gotha to Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Magdalena of Anhalt-Zerbst, Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Augusta would move to England and marry the Prince of Wales at age 16.
Feb 08, 2014 · Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (Gotha, Germany, 30th November 1719 - London, England, 8th February 1772) Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales by Charles Philips, 1736 A royal lady joins us today; unfairly maligned in her day and mocked, ridiculed and gossiped about, the mother of George III bore her burdens with dignity.
Princess Augusta was born in Gotha on 30 November 1719, she was the daughter of Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1676-1732) and Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst (1676-1740). As a shy young girl at the age of just sixteen, Augusta was sent to England to marry twenty nine year old Frederick, Prince of Wales , the heir to the British throne and eldest son of King George II and Caroline of Anspach.
Jan 27, 2015 · Princess Augusta of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg, the second youngest of the sixteen children of Friedrich II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Magdalene Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst, was born on November 30, 1719, in Gotha, Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, now in Thuringia, Germany.