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Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Spouse Augustus
Louise, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
House House of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Father Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Mother Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Born 19 November 1779(1779-11-19)
Died 4 January 1801 (aged 21)

Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (19 November 1779 – 4 January 1801) was the maternal grandmother of Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

Louise Charlotte was born a Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, her father being Friedrich Franz I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Her mother was Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and her sister Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1784 - 1840), who married King Christian VIII of Denmark.

In 1797 she married Augustus, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, who came from the same family as her mother. Their common ancestor was Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1676-1732).

Louise Charlotte died 4 years later at the age of 22, before her husband assumed the throne of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. They had only one daughter: Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, who would marry Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and become mother to Prince Consort Albert.




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