Friedrich I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

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Friedrich I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg Gender: M
born on 15 July 1646 Jul.Cal. (25 July 1646 greg.) at 19:45 (= 7:45 PM )
Place Gotha, Germany, 50n57, 10e41
Timezone LMT m10e41 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°41' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 11°45 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 00°55'

Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg Friedrich I


Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, as the fourth but eldest surviving son of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg and Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg.

In 1683 Frederick created the (still in existence today) Theatre of Gotha (Gothaer Schloßtheater). He was also an eager diary writer; these diaries became one of the most important sources of his time. Friedrich took part in the Great Turkish War against the Turks, and in the War of the Grand Alliance against France. He ruined the finances of his small duchy, however, using them to maintain a standing army, which by the time of his death counted over 10,000 men.

He married first in Halle on 14 November 1669 to Magdalene Sibylle of Saxe-Weissenfels. They had eight children. His second marriage, in Ansbach on 14 August 1681, was to Christine of Baden-Durlach. They had no children

He died on 2 August 1691, aged 45, in Friedrichswerth.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 2 August 1691 Jul.Cal. (12 Aug 1691 greg.) (Age 45)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Ernst der Fromme, Herzog zu Sachsen-Gotha und Altenburg: ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des 17. Jahrhunderts, Part 1" by August Beck (Böhlau, 1865), p. 764: "Friedrich war geboren Mittwochs den 15. Juli 1646 Abends ¼ vor 8 Uhr auf dem Kauf und Residenzhause zu Gotha" (Friedrich was born Wednesday, 15 July 1646, at a quarter to eight o'clock in the evening at the residence at Gotha). Wednesday was Old Style.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Eight)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Diarist)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg)