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Category:Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

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English: HRH Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Alfred Ernest Albert; 6 August 1844– 30 July 1900) was the third Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha reigning between 1893 and 1900. He was also a member of the British Royal Family, the second son and fourth child of Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He succeeded his paternal uncle Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as the reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in the German Empire on 23 August 1893.

On 23 January 1874, the Duke of Edinburgh married Her Imperial Highness The Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, the second (and only surviving) daughter of Alexander II of Russia and his wife Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, daughter of Ludwig II, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and Wilhelmine of Baden, at the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg.


Name Birth Death Notes
Prince Alfred of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ("Young Affie") 15 October 1874 6 February 1899 Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 22 August 1893
Marie of Edinburgh 29 October 1875 18 July 1938 married, 10 January 1893, King Ferdinand I of Romania (1865-1927); had issue
Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ("Ducky") 25 November 1876 2 March 1936 married (1), 19 April 1894, Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine; had issue; divorced 21 December 1901

(2) 8 October 1905, the Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich of Russia; had issue

Princess Alexandra 1 September 1878 16 April 1942 married, 20 April 1896, Prince Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; had issue
Stillborn son 13 October 1879 13 October 1879
Princess Beatrice 20 April 1884 13 July 1966 married, 15 July 1909, Don Alfonso, Infante of Spain, 3rd Duke of Galliera; had issue

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Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Date of birth 6 August 1844 / 8 August 1844
Windsor Castle
Date of death 30 July 1900
Schloss Rosenau
Manner of death
  • natural causes
Cause of death
  • esophageal cancer
Place of burial
Country of citizenship
  • philatelist
Member of
  • Royal Society
  • Royal Philatelic Society London
Position held
  • Member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom
  • House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Award received
  • Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece
  • Order of the Black Eagle
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • Knight of the Legion of Honour
  • Order of St. Andrew
  • Order of the Red Eagle 1st Class
Authority control
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