Friedrich IV, Duke o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

Friedrich IV, Duke o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (28 November 1774 – 11 Februar 1825), wis the last duke o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

Friedrich IV
Duke o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
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Duke o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Ernst III o Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Frederick of Saxe-Altenburg
Born28 November 1774(1774-11-28)
Dee'd11 Februar 1825(1825-02-11) (aged 50)
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HooseHoose o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
FaitherErnst II, Duke o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
MitherPrincess Charlotte o Saxe-Meiningen
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He wis a son o Ernst II, Duke o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg an Charlotte de Saxe-Meiningen.

Efter the daith o his aulder brither August without sons (1822), Frederick (the anly surviving male o the house) inheritit the duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

Frederick fought - efter militar training - in the Napoleonic campaigns an wis heavily wounded. As a consequence o these injuries, he wis constantly ill until his daith. Because o his illness, he traveled for a long time seeking a cure. During these stays outside o his duchy, he left the government in hands o his secret advisor Bernhard August von Lindenau.

He anly reigned three years an died unmairit; with him, the line o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg ended. Efter his daith, his lands were repartitioned among his Wettin relations. Ernst I o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld received Gotha, an changed his teetle tae Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, although the two duchies remained technically separate in a personal union. Altenburg wis thereafter ruled by the Duke o Saxe-Hildburghausen, whose dukedom wis transferred to Saxe-Meiningen along with Saxe-Saalfeld, which Saxe-Coburg gave up in return for receiving Saxe-Gotha.