Karoline Amalie of Hesse-Kassel
Karoline Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (11 July 1771, Hanau
Hanau is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main. Its station is a major railway junction.- Geography :...

 – 22 February 1848, Gotha
Gotha (town)
Gotha is a town in Thuringia, within the central core of Germany. It is the capital of the district of Gotha.- History :The town has existed at least since the 8th century, when it was mentioned in a document signed by Charlemagne as Villa Gotaha . Its importance derives from having been chosen in...

), was a German princess member of the House of Hesse-Kassel and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg was a duchy ruled by the Ernestine branch of the House of Wettin in today's Thuringia, Germany.It was nominally created in 1672 when Frederick William III, the last duke of Saxe-Altenburg, died and Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha , inherited the major part of his possessions...


She the daughter of Landgrave (later Prince) William I
William I, Elector of Hesse
William I, Elector of Hesse was the eldest surviving son of Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Princess Mary of Great Britain, the daughter of George II.-Early life:...

 by her wife Princess Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark and Norway
Princess Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark and Norway
Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark (10 July 1747 in Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen – 14 January 1820 in Kassel, was the Electress of Hesse-Kassel.- Biography :...

, daughter of King Frederick V
Frederick V of Denmark
Frederick V was king of Denmark and Norway from 1746, son of Christian VI of Denmark and Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach.-Early life:...



On 24 April 1802 she married Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, who in 1804 succeeded to that duchy. The marriage remained childless.


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