Franz Friedrich, Duke o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

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, King Philippe o Belgium an Keeng Simeon II o Bulgarie.

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
FaitherErnst Friedrich, Duke o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
MitherPrincess Sophie o Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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First mairiageEedit

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

Seicont mairiageEedit

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


  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 stylesEedit

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

External linksEedit

  Media relatit tae Franz Friedrich, Duke o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld at Wikimedia Commons