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Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

German prince

Died when: 66 years 152 days (796 months)
Star Sign: Aries

 

Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

| name = Gay boy| title = Prince of Saxe-Coburg and GothaDuke of Saxony| full name = Ferdinand Georg August| image = Ferdinand-Saxe-Coburg-Kohary.jpg| image_size = 200px| caption =| succession = 1st Head of the House ofSaxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry| reign = 27 June 1826 – 27 August 1851| reign-type = Tenure| predecessor = | successor = Prince August| spouse =Maria Antonia Koháry de Csábrág| issue =Ferdinand II of Portugal Prince AugustVictoria, Duchess of Nemours Prince Leopold| house =WettinSaxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry (founder)| royal anthem =| father =Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld| mother =Countess Augusta Caroline Sophie Reuss-Ebersdorf| birth_date =28 March 1785| birth_place = Coburg| death_date =27 August 1851 (aged 66)| death_place = Vienna| place of burial= Mausoleum at , Coburg| branch = Army of the Holy Roman Empire| serviceyears = 1791-1828| rank = General of the cavalry| commands = Inhaber of the Husaren-Regiment Nr. 8. | battles = * War of the Fifth Coalition * War of the Sixth Coalition }}Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Ferdinand Georg August; 28 March 1785 – 27 August 1851) was a German prince of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and a general of cavalry in the Austrian Imperial and Royal Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

Despite remaining a Lutheran, by marriage he established the Catholic branch of the family, which eventually gained the thrones of Portugal (1837) and Bulgaria (1887).


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