Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

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Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
Princess of Wales
Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales by Charles Philips.jpg
Portrait by Charles Philips, 1736
Born(1719-11-30)30 November 1719
Gotha, Germany
Died8 February 1772(1772-02-08) (aged 52)
Carlton House, London
BurialFebruary 15, 1772
Westminster Abbey, London
SpouseFrederick, Prince of Wales
IssuePrincess Augusta
George III
Edward, Duke of York
Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain
William, Duke of Gloucester
Henry, Duke of Cumberland
Princess Louisa
Prince Frederick
Caroline Matilda of Wales
HouseHouse of Hanover
House of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
FatherFrederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
MotherMagdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst

Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (30 November 1719 – 8 February 1772) was Princess of Wales between 1736 and 1751, and Dowager Princess of Wales thereafter. She was one of only three holders of the title who never became queen. Princess Augusta's eldest son succeeded as George III of the United Kingdom in 1760, as her husband, Frederick, Prince of Wales, had died nine years earlier.