Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (Wettin, Ernestiner), Prince consort of the United Kingdom (1819 - 1861) MP

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Nicknames: "Albert Wettin", "Bertie"
Birthplace: Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, German Confederation
Death: Died in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Occupation: Prince consort of the United Kingdom
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (Wettin, Ernestiner), Prince consort of the United Kingdom

"Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; later The Prince Consort; 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to a family connected to many of Europe's ruling monarchs. At the age of 20 he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, with whom he would ultimately have nine children. At first, Albert felt constrained by his position as consort, which did not confer any power or duties upon him. Over time he adopted many public causes, such as educational reform and a worldwide abolition of slavery, and took on the responsibilities of running the Queen's household, estates and office. He was heavily involved with the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Albert aided in the development of Britain's constitutional monarchy by persuading his wife to show less partisanship in her dealings with Parliament—although he actively disagreed with the interventionist foreign policy pursued during Lord Palmerston's tenure as Foreign Secretary. He died at the early age of 42, plunging the Queen into a deep mourning that lasted for the rest of her life. Upon Queen Victoria's death in 1901, their eldest son, Edward VII, succeeded as the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, named after the ducal house to which Albert belonged."

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=1441&page=gr

http://www.geneall.net/D/per_page.php?id=5715

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I45108&tree=Nixon

http://www.nndb.com/people/828/000179291/

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10065.htm#i100649

http://www.hansdenyngre.dk/hans_uk/wizg27.htm#661

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Citations / Sources :

1. [S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 179, 398, 451, vol. 5 p. 7; vol. 8 appndx. E p. 758.

2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

3. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.

4. [S3] Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 147. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.

5. [S105] Brain Tompsett, Royal Genealogical Data, online http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/. Hereinafter cited as Royal Genealogical Data.

6. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 306. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

7. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family, page 305.

8. [S1] S&N Genealogy Supplies, S&N Peerage CD., CD-ROM (Chilmark, Salisbury, U.K.: S&N Genealogy Supplies, no date (c. 1999)), RIN: 16. Hereinafter cited as S&N Peerage CD.

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Albert, Prince Consort's Timeline

1819
August 26, 1819
Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, German Confederation
September 19, 1819
Lutheran Evangelical Church, Marble Hall, Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, German Confederation
1840
February 10, 1840
Age 20
St. James's Palace, Chapel Royal, St. James's, London, England

The moment the Queen saw her distant cousin, she fell in love. This was indeed a love match that ended only when Albert died. On this day, a peasant fired at the Queen, but missed.

November 21, 1840
Age 21
Buckingham Palace, St. James's, London, England
1841
November 9, 1841
Age 22
Buckingham Palace, London, England
1841
Age 21
1843
April 25, 1843
Age 23
Buckingham Palace, London, England
1844
August 6, 1844
Age 24
Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
1846
May 25, 1846
Age 26
London, Britain (UK)
1848
March 18, 1848
Age 28
Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England