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Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

German princess
The basics
Date of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death Dec 10, 1857 Claremont, Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey
Residence Vienna, Austria
Children: Gaston, Count of Eu Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon Princess Marguerite Adélaïde of Orléans
Spouse: Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours
Mother: Maria Antonia Koháry de Csábrág
Brother(s): Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Fernando II of Portugal
Father: Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Authority VIAF id
The details

Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Victoria Franziska Antonia Juliane Luise; 14 February 1822 – 10 December 1857) was the daughter of Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Maria Antonia Koháry de Csábrág. Her father was the second son of Francis Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf.


Born to Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Maria Antonia Koháry de Csábrág. Her mother was the daughter and heiress of Ferenc József, Prince Koháry de Csábrág et Szitnya. When Antonia's father died in 1826, she inherited his estates in Slovakia and Hungary. Her elder brother was King Ferdinand II of Portugal and first cousins included British Queen Victoria, her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as well as Belgian King Leopold II and his sister, Empress Carlota of Mexico.

On 27 April 1840, at the Château de Saint-Cloud, she married Louis d'Orléans, known since birth as the Duke of Nemours, second son of King Louis Philippe of France. After the Revolution of 1848 in France, the royal family went into exile and settled in England.

The Duke and Duchess of Nemours had four children, all of them having issue except the last, Blanche, who never married. Victoria was outlived by her husband, who died in 1896. She died two months after giving birth to Blanche at Claremont and was buried at the Chapel of Saint Charles Borromeo in Weybridge. Her remains were transferred to the Royal Chapel of Dreux, the traditional burial place of the House of Orléans, in 1979.


Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 14 February 1822 – 27 June 1826: Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Duchess in Saxony
  • 27 June 1826 – 27 April 1840: Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess in Saxony
  • 27 April 1840 – 10 December 1857: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Nemours


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