Anna Sophie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

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Anna Sophie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
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Born (1670-12-22)22 December 1670
Died 28 December 1728(1728-12-28) (aged 58)
Spouse Louis Frederick I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Issue Frederick Anton
Princess Amalie Magdalene
Sophie Louise
Sophie Juliane
William Louis
Christiane Dorothea
Albert Anton
Emilie Juliane
Anna Sophie
Dorothea Sofie
Louise Friederike
Magdalene Sibylle
Louis Günther II
House House of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
House of Schwarzburg
Father Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Mother Magdalena Sybille of Saxe-Weissenfels

Duchess Anna Sophie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (22 December 1670 – 28 December 1728) was a princess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Duchess in Saxony by birth, and by marriage a Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.


She was the daughter of Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1646–1691) and Magdalena Sibylle, Duchess of Saxe-Weissenfels (1648–1680).

Her father was a fourth-generation descendant of John Frederick, Elector of Saxony in direct male line. He was also a fourth-generation descendant of his wife Sybille of Cleves who was daughter of John III, Duke of Cleves and older sister of both Anne of Cleves and Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg.

The Elector was father to John William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1530–1573). He married Dorothea Susanne of Simmern, a daughter of Frederick III, Elector Palatine.

They were parents to John II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1570–1605). He married Dorothea Maria of Anhalt, a granddaughter of Christoph, Duke of Württemberg and great-granddaughter of Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg.

John and Dorothea Maria were parents to Ernst I, Duke of Saxe Coburg. He married his cousin Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg. As a result their son Frederick I inherited both Duchies as the Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg in 1675.


She married Louis Frederick I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (15 October 1667- 24 June 1718). They had the following children:

Via her eponymous daughter, Anna Sophie was an ancestor of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their cousins Carlota of Mexico and Leopold II of Belgium


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