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Note: The current head of the Princely House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is Prince Andreas. Prince Andreas is a grandson of Prince Charles Edward (Duke of Albany) (himself a grandson of Queen Victoria) who succeeded to the Dukedom of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1900. I have made a conscious decision to show this line of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha on my British Royal Family Web Page rather than on this Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Web Page.

REFERENCE TITLE NAME BORN DIED   TITLE NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
28 Duke Franz of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1750 1806 Princess Sophie of Saxe-Hildurghausen 1760 1776 Sophie died just six months after her marriage to Franz
28 Duke Franz of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1750 1806 Countess Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf and Lobenstein 1757 1831  
28.1 Princess Sophia of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1778 1835 Count Emanual von Mensdorff-Pouilly 1777 1852  
28.11 Count Hugo von Mensdorff-Pouilly 1806 1847          
28.12 Count Alfons von Mensdorff-Pouilly1856 1810 1894 Countess Therese von Dietrichstein-Proskau-Leslie 1823 1856  
28.12 Count Alfons von Mensdorff-Pouilly1856 1810 1894 Countess Maria Theresia "Charlotte" von Lamberg 1833 1876  
28.13 Count Alfred von Mensdorff-Pouilly 1812 1814          
28.14 Count Alexander von Mensdorff-Pouilly 1813 1871 Countess Alexandrine Maria von Dietrichstein-Proskau-Leslie 1824 1906  
28.15 Count Leopold Emanuel von Mensdorff-Pouillyl 1815 1821          
28.16 Count Arthur von Mensdorff-Pouilly 1817 1904   Magdalene Kremzow 1835 1899  
28.16 Count Arthur von Mensdorff-Pouilly 1817 1904 Countess Bianca Albertina von Wickenburg 1837 1912  
28.2 Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1779 1824 Duke Alexander of Württemberg 1771 1833 See 22.K
28.3 Princess Julianna of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1781 1860 Grand Duke Constantine of Russia 1779 1831 See 4.2 - Constantine renounced his succession rights in 1822 in favour of his younger brother Nicholas on account of his second marriage to Joann Grudna-Grudzinski being morganatic. Julianna took the name "Anna Feodorovna" on her marriage.
28.4 Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (from 1826 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) 1784 1844 Princess Luise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 1800 1831 Luise's father Duke Emil Leopold of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1772-1822) was succeeded as Duke by his brother Friedrich (1774-1825). The death of Luise's uncle Friedrich as the last duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg resulted in a rearrangement of the Saxony Duchies.. Ernst was in the process of divorcing his wife at the time and negotiations were set in train for him to receive Gotha although the other branches objected to this. A compromise was reached with Ernst receiving Gotha and ceding Saalfeld to Saxe-Meiningen. Luise subsequently married her lover Alexander von Hanstein and died at a young age from cancer of the womb.
28.4 Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (from 1826 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) 1784 1844 Duchess Maria of Württemberg 1799 1860 See 22.K1 - The uncle of Ernst's first wife Luise's was the last duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg who died in 1826 which resulted in a rearrangement of the Saxony Duchies. Ernst was in the process of divorcing Luise at the time and negotiations were set in train for him to receive Gotha although the other branches objected to this. A compromise was reached with Ernst receiving Gotha and ceding Saalfeld to Saxe-Meiningen.
28.41 Duke Ernst II of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1818 1893 Princess Alexandrine Luise of Baden 1820 1904 See 32.51 - Ernst was succeeded as Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha by his nephew Prince Alfred of Great Britain (Duke of Edinburgh)
28.42 Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1819 1861 Queen Victoria of Great Britain 1819 1901 See 1 & 28.61- Albert died from Typhoid most probably due to the inadequate plumbing at Windsor Castle
28.5 Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (from 1826 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) 1785 1851 Princess Antonia of Kohary 1797 1862 This branch of the family is commonly referred as Saxe-Coburg-Kohary. Antonia was the only child of Prince Joseph Kohary, Chancellor of the Austrian Emperor and a member of one of the richest families in Hungary
28.51 Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1816 1885 Queen Maria II of Portugal 1819 1853 See 12.41 - Ferdinand became King Consort of Portugal. Queen Maria died giving birth to her stillborn daughter, Infanta Eugenio
28.51 Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1816 1885   Elise Friederike Hensler 1836 1929 Elise was created Countess of Elda in 1869
28.52 Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1818 1881 Princess Clementine of Orleans (France) 1817 1907 See 13.6
28.521 Prince Philip of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1844 1921 Princess Louise of Belgium 1858 1924 See 14.21 - Louise eloped to Nice with her husband's chamberlain Count Keglewitch. She was eventually captured and returned to Vienna and placed in a lunatic asylum at the instigation of her husband. Prince Philip was considered one of the most dissolute princes and his drunken and violent behavior towards his wife led to her attachment to Count Keglewitch. Louise managed to escape and fled to France with her lover Count Keglewitch, she obtained her divorce from her husband Philip in 1906 (one source mentions 1907) and lived the rest of life with Count Keglewitch although they never married
28.5211 Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1878 1916         Leopold was shot and then had acid thrown at him by his scorned mistress Camilla Rybika. However, contrary to popular belief, Leopold did not die after the attack. He survived for several agonizing months and died in a Vienna hospital, "while undergoing an operation" to repair the damage. Camilla Rybika committed suicide by gun shot in Leopold presence. (additional information came from a discussion on Leopold of Saxe-Coburg on the The Alexander Palace Discussion Board)
28.5212 Princess Dorothea "Dolly" of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1881 1967 Duke Ernest-Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 1863 1921 See 36.55 - Ernest-Gunther was an unsavory character, he was a hard drinking course mannered cavalry officer as well as a gambler and womaniser
28.522 Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1845 1907 Princess Leopoldina Teresa of Brazil 1847 1871 See 12.473 - Leopoldina died from typhoid
28.5221 Prince Peter of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1866 1934          
28.5222 Prince August Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1867 1922 Archduchess Karoline of Austria (Tuscany Line) 1869 1945 See 20.384 - Karoline died of natural causes although some sources indicate she was shot in 1945 by the occupying Russian forces in Budapest. It's likely this misconception arose because she died at about the same time as her son Rainer who died in tragic circumstances and some genealogists assumed she followed the same fate.
28.52221 Prince August Clemens of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1895 1909          
28.52222 Princess Clementine of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1897 1975   Eduard von Heller 1877 1970  
28.52223 Princess Karoline of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1899 1941         Karoline suffered from a mental problem and as a consequence was imprisoned by the Nazi health authorities in an institution where she subsequently died.
28.52224 Prince Rainer of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1900 1945   Johanna Karolyi de Karoly-Paty 1906 1992 Prince Rainer disappeared without trace in Budapest in 1945.He was declared officially dead in 1961 with effect from 31 December 1945
28.52224 Prince Rainer of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1900 1945   Edith Kozol 1913 1997 Prince Rainer disappeared without trace in Budapest in 1945.He was declared officially dead in 1961 with effect from 31 December 1945
28.522241 Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1931   Baroness Gabriele von Fürstenberg 1921    
28.522241 Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1931   Princess Mathilde of Saxony 1936   See 26.65425
28.5222411 Princess Felicitas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1958     Segey Trotzky 1954   Princess Felicitas was adopted by her great uncle Prince Ernst of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
28.5222412 Prince Johannes Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1969 1987         Prince Johannes died in a skiing accident at Mount Ortler Austria having previously been chosen by his uncle, the Margrave of Meissen as the heir to the Royal House of Saxony
28.52225 Prince Philip of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1901 1985   Sarah Aurelia Halasz 1914 1994  
28.522251   Philip August Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 1944     Bettina Pfretschner 1944 1989  
28.522251   Philip August Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 1944     Rosemarie Jäger 1952    
28.5222511   Isabelle Prinzessin von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 1969     Michael Treimer ?    
28.5222512   Maximilian Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 1972            
28.5222513   Alexander Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 1978            
28.5222514   Christina Prinzessin von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 1995            
28.52226 Princess Theresa of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1902 1990 Baron Lamoral Taxis von Bordogna and Valnigra 1900 1966 The children of Princess Theresa and Baron Lamoral in 1950 assumed the surname of Saxe-Coburgo e Braganca
28.522261   Carl-Eduard Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança 1931     Denyse Paes de Almeida 1936    
28.522261   Carl-Eduard Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança 1931   Archduchess Walburga of Austria (Tuscany Line) 1942   See 20.35534 
28.522262   Alice Caroline Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança 1936   Count Michele Formentini di Tolmino e Biglia 1929    
28.522263   Philippe Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança 1939     Anna Maria Duarte Nunes 1939     
28.522264   Maria Cristina Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança 1945   Nobile Raimondo Dettori 1943     
28.52227 Princess Leopoldine of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1905 1978          
28.52228 Prince Ernst of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1907 1978   Irmgard Roll 1912 1976 Prince Ernst adopted his great niece Princess Felicitas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha  
28.5223 Prince Joseph of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1869 1888          
28.5224 Prince Ludwig of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1870 1942 Princess Mathilde of Bavaria 1877 1906 See 18.1516
28.5224 Prince Ludwig of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1870 1942 Countess Anna von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg 1873 1948  
28.52241 Prince Anthony of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1901 1970   Luise Mayrhofer 1903 1974  
28.52242 Princess Marie Immaculate of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1904 1940          
28.52243 Princess Josephine of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1911 1997 Baron Richard von Baratta Dragono 1901 1998  
28.523 Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1846 1927 Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria (Palatine of Hungary) (Hungarian Line) 1833 1905 See 21.7
28.524 Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1848 1894 Duke Maximilian in Bavaria 1849 1893 See 18.K9
28.525 Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1861 1948 Princess Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma 1870 1899 See 17 & 38.1 - Ferdinand was elected Prince of Bulgaria 7 July 1887 and proclaimed himself King of Bulgaria on 5 October 1908. Maria Luisa fell victim to pneumonia and died 24 hours after the birth of her daughter Nadejda
28.525 Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1861 1948 Princess Eleanor Reuss of Köstritz 1860 1917 See 17 - Ferdinand was elected Prince of Bulgaria 7 July 1887 and proclaimed himself King of Bulgaria on 5 October 1908
28.53 Princess Viktoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1822 1857 Prince Louis of Orleans (France) (Duke of Nemours) 1814 1896 See 13.4 - Louis was elected by the Belgian National Conference on 3 February 1831 as the King of the Belgiums. His father Louis Phillip was induced to reject the election. The Belgians then sought another candidate and eventually elected Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as King of the Belgians on 4 June 1831
28.54 Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1824 1884   Constance Geiger 1835 1890 Constance was created Baroness von Ruttenstein on 24 July 1862 
28.6 Princess Viktoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1786 1861 Prince Emich Carl of Leiningen (2nd Prince of Leiningen) 1763 1814 See 39 - Emich Carl was firstly married to Viktoria's aunt Countess Henriette Reuss-Ebersdorf (who was a sister to Viktoria's mother Countess Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf). Emich Carl died from pneumonia
28.6 Princess Viktoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1786 1861 Duke Edward of Kent 1767 1820 Edward died from pneumonia
28.61 Queen Victoria of Great Britain 1819 1901 Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1819 1861 See 1 & 28.42 - Prince Albert died from Typhoid most probably due to the inadequate plumbing at Windsor Castle
28.7 Princess Marianne of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1788 1794          
28.8 Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (from 1826 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) 1790 1865 Princess Charlotte of Great Britain 1796 1817 Prince Leopold was created King of the Belgians in 1831. Princess Charlotte died in childbirth
28.8 Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (from 1826 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) 1790 1865 Princess Louise Marie of Orleans (France) 1812 1850 See 13.2 & 14 - Prince Leopold was created King of the Belgians in 1831
28.81   Stillborn son (son of Princess Charlotte of Great Britain and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) 1817 1817          
28.9 Prince Maximilan of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1792 1793          

Note - QVD against a reference number indicates the first named individual is a descendant of Queen Victoria.

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