Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom

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Albert Francis (Albert) Augustus Charles Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Wettin, Ernestiner), Prince Consort of the United Kingdom

German: Franz Albert August Karl Emanuel von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (Wettin, Ernestiner), Prinzgemahl zu Großbritanien, Lithuanian: Albertas iš Sakso-Koburgo ir Gotos, Kunigaikštis, Russian: Альберт Саксен-Кобург-Готский, принц-консорт
Also Known As: "Albert Wettin", "Bertie", "Prince Albert", "Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha"
Birthplace: Schloss Rosenau, Rödental, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Death: December 14, 1861 (42)
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom (Typhoid)
Place of Burial: Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Duchess consort of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Husband of Victoria Alexandrina Hanover Queen of The United Kingdom of Great Britain, Empress of India and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
Father of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom; Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; Princess Helena of the United Kingdom; Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll; Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and 4 others
Brother of Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Half brother of Ernst August von Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld; Berta Ernestine von Schauenstein; Ernst Albert Bruno von Bruneck and Robert Ferdinand von Bruneck, Freiherr

Occupation: Prince consort of the United Kingdom, King Consort of England, prints, Prince consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Karalienės vyras, Prince, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria.

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; they had nine children. Initially he felt constrained by his role of consort, which did not afford him any power or responsibilities, but gradually developed a reputation for supporting many public causes, such as educational reform and the abolition of slavery worldwide, and was entrusted with running the Queen's household, office and estates. He was heavily involved with the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851, which was a resounding success.

Victoria came to depend more and more on his support and guidance. He aided the development of Britain's constitutional monarchy by persuading his wife to be less partisan in her dealings with Parliament—although he actively disagreed with the interventionist foreign policy pursued during Lord Palmerston's tenure as Foreign Secretary. In 1857, he was given the formal title of Prince Consort.

Albert died at the relatively young age of 42, plunging the Queen into deep mourning. On her death in 1901, their eldest son succeeded as Edward VII, 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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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;// 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 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 of the United Kingdom's Timeline

August 26, 1819
Rödental, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
August 26, 1819
- November 12, 1826
Coburg, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
September 19, 1819
Lutheran Evangelical Church, Marble Hall, Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, German Confederation
November 12, 1826
- February 6, 1840
Age 7
Gotha, Thuringia, Germany
February 6, 1840
- June 25, 1857
Age 20
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
November 21, 1840
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
November 9, 1841
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
April 25, 1843
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
August 6, 1844
Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom