Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha biography and facts

Noble person from Germany,United Kingdom

Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 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  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Known as
Albert, Prince Consort,Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha,Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Date of birth
1819-08-26
Place of birth
Coburg
Nationality
Germany,United Kingdom
Parents
Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Spouse(s)
Queen Victoria
Children
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom Alfred Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany Alice of the United Kingdom Edward VII of the United Kingdom Princess Helena of the United Kingdom

Employment

Company Job title From To
University of Cambridge

Education

Institution From To
University of Bonn

Death

Date of death
1861-12-14
Cause of death
Typhoid fever
Place of death
Windsor Castle
Place of burial
St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle,Frogmore

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