Friederike Luise, Princess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

Friederike Luise, Princess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

Born Jan 30, 1741
Died Feb 05, 1776


Son of Frederick III and Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and sister of Ernest II Ludwig.

According to The Journal of his German and Swiss Travels, 1764, she had, in october 1764, "just been dissuaded from accepting a proposal from the recently widowed Duke d'Orléans because Frederick II of Prussia had objected to her converting to Catholicism, as her marriage to a French prince would have required".1

Life with Boswell: 

During his visit to the court of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg on October 17, 1764, Boswell described the princess as "ugly, but easy & comical".


Note 1: p. 168