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|Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst|
|Duchess consort of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg|
|Born||13 October 1679|
|Died||11 October 1740 60)(aged|
| Frederick III |
Prince John August
Fredericka, Duchess of Saxe-Weisselfels
Augusta, Princess of Wales
Prince John Adolf
|House|| House of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg |
House of Ascania
|Father||Karl of Anhalt-Zerbst|
|Mother||Duchess Sophia of Saxe-Weissenfels|
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.
Anhalt-Zerbst was a district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is bounded by the districts Potsdam-Mittelmark (Brandenburg) and Wittenberg, the city of Dessau and the districts of Köthen, Schönebeck and Jerichower Land.
Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg was a duchy ruled by the Ernestine branch of the House of Wettin in today's Thuringia, Germany. The extinction of the line in 1825 led to a major re-organisation of the Thuringian states.
George III was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire before becoming King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors, he was born in Great Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover.
She was born Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst. Her father was Karl of Anhalt-Zerbst and her mother was Duchess Sophia of Saxe-Weissenfels.
In 1696, Magdalena Augusta married her first cousin, Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, who had become Duke in 1691.
They had twenty children:
Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, was a duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.
|Ancestors of Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst|
Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-ZerbstBorn: 13 October 1679 Died: 11 October 1740
Title last held byChristine of Baden-Durlach
| Duchess consort of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg |
7 June 1696 – 23 March 1732
| Succeeded by|
Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen
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