Ernest II of Saxony-Gotha-Altenbourg
Ernest II of Saxony-Gotha-Altenbourg was duke of Saxony-Gotha-Altenbourg with died of his/her father which has occurred in 1772. It belonged to the second branch of the Maison of Wettin, prince of the branch Ernestine founded by Ernest of Saxony, this branch is resulting from the first branch of the House of Wettin. The line of the Saxony-Gotha-Altenbourg died out in 1825.
Third wire of Frederic III of Saxony-Gotha-Altenbourg and Louise Dorothée of Saxony-Meiningen.
Four children were born from this union:
Emile Léopold Auguste of Saxony-Gotha-Altenbourg (1772 - 1822), duke of Saxony-Gotha-Altenbourg, it married in 1797, Louise Charlotte de Mecklembourg-Schwerin (1779 - 1801), girl of (Frederic-François Ier de Mecklembourg-Schwerin), grandparents of Albert of Saxony-Cobourg-Gotha)
Frederic IV of Saxony-Gotha-Altenbourg, duke of Saxony-Gotha-Altenbourg
Ernest II of Saxony-Gotha-Altenbourg entered freemasonry in 1774, in 1775 it was named large-Master of Landesloge. One owes him the construction of the observatory of Gotha. Between 1772 and 1804 it acquired of many Dutch tables such as works of Jan Bruegel (I), Franz Hals or Anthonis van Dick.
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