Wilhelm, Prince of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
|Birthname||Wilhelm Carl Christian|
|born on||12 March 1701 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )|
|Place||Gotha, Germany, 50n57, 10e41|
|Timezone||LMT m10e41 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||21°13' 15°38 Asc. 01°32'|
German nobility, a prince of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and imperial general. Wilhelm was the son of Friedrich II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1676–1732) and Magdalena Augusta (1679–1740), daughter of Karl Wilhelm von Anhalt-Zerbst. In 1734 Wilhelm joined the service of Emperor Charles VI as General sergeant, leading two regiments. In 1738 he was Field Marshal Lieutenant General and in 1750 imperial general. On 8 November 1742 in Hamburg Wilhelm married Anna (1709-1758), daughter of Christian August of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp and aunt of Catherine the Great. The marriage remained childless. Wilhelm Carl Christian died on 31 May 1771 in Tonna.
Sy Scholfield quotes "Die Durchläuchtige Häuser in Europa" (1708), p. 219: "Wilhelmus, geb. 13 Martii 1701. Nachts zwifchen 12. und 1. Uhr." [Translation: "Wilhelmus, born 13 March 1701, betwixt 12 and 1 o'clock at night."
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Imperial general)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg)