Category:Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

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Franz Frederick Anton, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. Coburg, July 15, 1750 - d. Coburg, December 9, 1806), was a duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. He is a direct ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Leopold II of Belgium, Carlota of Mexico, and King Albert II of Belgium. Franz married first Sophie of Saxe-Hildburghausen. She died only seven months after her wedding. There were no children born from this marriage.

Second marriage and children[edit]

In Ebersdorf on June 13, 1777, Franz Frederick married Auguste Reuss of Ebersdorf und Lobenstein. They had ten children:

Name Date of Birth Date of Death Age of Death Notes
Sophie Fredericka Caroline Luise August 19, 1778, in Coburg July 8, 1835, in Tušimice, Bohemia 56 years Married on February 23, 1804 to en:Emmanuel von Mensdorff-Pouilly (later Count von Mensdorff-Pouilly).
Antoinette Ernestine Amalie August 28, 1779, in Coburg March 14, 1824, in St. Petersburg 44 years Married on November 17, 1798 to Alexander of Württemberg.
Juliane Henriette Ulrike [upon her marriage, she took the name Anna Feodorovna in a Russian Orthodox baptism September 23, 1781, in Coburg August 15, 1860, in Elfenau, near Berne, Switzerland 78 years Married on February 26, 1796 to en:Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of Russia, the younger brother of Czar Alexander I of Russia (they divorced in 1820).
Stillborn Son 1782 1782 -
Ernst I Anton Karl Ludwig, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha January 2, 1784, in Coburg January 29, 1844, in Gotha 60 years The father of Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.
Ferdinand Georg August March 28, 1785, in Coburg August 27, 1851, in Vienna 66 years The father of Ferdinand II of Portugal and en:Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary.
Marie Luise Viktoria August 17, 1786, in Coburg March 16, 1861, in Frogmore House 74 years Married on July 11, 1818 to Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III of Great Britain, the mother of Queen Victoria.
Marianne Charlotte August 7, 1788, in Coburg August 23, 1794, in Coburg 6 years
Leopold Georg Christian Frederick December 16, 1790, in Coburg December 10, 1865, in Laeken 75 years First king of the Belgians under the name of Leopold I. His children included Leopold II of Belgium and Empress Carlota of Mexico.
Franz Maximilian Ludwig December 12, 1792, in Coburg January 3, 1793, in Coburg 22 days

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