Franz Friedrich, Duke o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

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Franz Friedrich
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Duke o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Ring8 September 1800 – 9 December 1806
PredecessorErnest Frederick
SuccessorErnest III
Born15 Julie 1750(1750-07-15)
Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Holy Roman Empire
Dee'd9 December 1806(1806-12-09) (aged 56)
Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
SpousePrincess Sophie o Saxe-Hildburghausen
Coontess Augusta Reuss o Ebersdorf
IssuePrincess Sophie, Countess o Mensdorff-Pouilly
Antoinette, Duchess Alexander o Württemberg
Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna o Roushie
Ernst I, Duke o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha
Prince Ferdinand
Victoria, Duchess o Kent
Princess Marianne
Leopold I o Belgium
Prince Franz
Full name
Franz Friedrich Anton
HooseSaxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
FaitherErnst Friedrich, Duke o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
MitherPrincess Sophie o Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
ReleegionLutheranism
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Coat of arms of Saxony.svg


Franz Friedrich, Duke o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (Franz Friedrich Anton; 15 Julie 1750 – 9 December 1806), wis ane o the ruling Thuringian dukes o the Hoose o Wettin. As progenitor of a line o Coburg princes who, in the 19t an 20t centuries, ascended the thrones o several European realms, he is a patrilineal ancestor o, among others, Queen Elizabeth II o the Unitit Kinrick, Keeng Philippe o Belgium an Keeng Simeon II o Bulgarie.


First mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Hildburghausen on 6 Mairch 1776, he mairit Princess Sophie o Saxe-Hildburghausen, a daughter o his Ernestine kinsman, Duke Ernst Friedrich II. She died on 28 October 1776, anly seven months after her wedding. The couple haed nae issue.



Secoint mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Ebersdorf on 13 Juin 1777, he mairit Coontess Augusta Reuss o Ebersdorf. They haed ten bairn, seven survived tae adulthood:



Issue[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Princess Sophie o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (19 August 1778 – 9 Julie 1835) mairit Emmanuel von Mensdorff-Pouilly an haed issue.
  2. Princess Antoinette o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (28 August 1779 – 14 Mairch 1824) mairit Duke Alexander o Württemberg an haed issue .
  3. Princess Juliane o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 23 September 1781 – 15 August 1860) mairit Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich o Roushie but haed nae issue.
  4. Stillborn son (1782)
  5. Ernest I, Duke o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha (2 Januar 1784 – 29 Januar 1844) mairit twice an haed issue an wis faither o Albert, Prince Consort.
  6. Prince Ferdinand o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha (28 Mairch 1785 – 27 August 1851) mairit Maria Antonia Koháry an haed issue.
  7. Princess Victoria o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (17 August 1786 – 16 Mairch 1861) mairit twice including Prince Edward, Duke o Kent an Strathearn an wis the mither o Queen Victoria.
  8. Princess Marianne Charlotte o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha (7 August 1788 - 23 August 1794) died young.
  9. Prince Leopold o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha (later Keeng Leopold I o the Belgians (16 December 1790 – 10 December 1865) mairit twice an haed issue.
  10. Prince Franz Maximilian Ludwig o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha (12 December 1792 - 3 Januar 1793) died young.

Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 15 Julie 1750 - 8 September 1800 His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Duke o Saxony.
  • 8 September 1800 – 9 December 1806 His Highness The Duke o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

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