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The Coburg connection
Posted by Jane on 28/2/2021, 4:13:30User logged in as JanEl
Continuing with the thread on German houses with vast connections, this particular branch of the Wettins seems to stand out. Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eldest son of Duke Franz of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, was the father of Prince Albert, who married his first cousin, Queen Victoria of Great Britain (whose mother was Franz's daughter Marie Louise Viktoria).
The second son, Prince Ferdinand, married Princess Mária Antónia von Koháry: their descendants have sat on the thrones of Portugal, Romania, Saxony, Austria, and Bulgaria. Brazil would be included, but for the abolition of the monarchy.
The youngest son, Leopold, became the first king of the Belgians: his descendants still reign today.
Any other notable connections through the Coburgs?