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Prince Albert

AKA Albert Augustus Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Born: 26-Aug-1819
Birthplace: Schloss Rosenau, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 14-Dec-1861
Location of death: Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
Cause of death: Cancer - Stomach [1]
Remains: Buried, The Mausoleum, Frogmore, Windsor Castle, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Royal Consort of Queen Victoria

First cousin and husband of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert was of German nobility. After their wedding he became her most trusted advisor, especially on matters of foreign affairs and social policy, and acted as her unofficial private secretary. He took a strong interest in science and technological matters, and organized the 1851 Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, a world's fair that drew six million visitors to London's Hyde Park. In 1861 he inserted himself into a diplomatic row between England and the United States, and his influence is widely believed to have prevented a third war between these nations. He died that same year at the age of 42, and after his death the Queen withdrew from public appearances for several years and wore black to indicate mourning for the remainder of her life. Prince Albert is the namesake of Royal Albert Hall in London.


[1] Announced as typhoid, but now generally believed to have been stomach cancer.

Father: Ernest I (Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, b. 1784, d. 20-Jan-1844)
Mother: Princess Dorothea (Louise) Pauline Charlotte Fredericka Augusta (b. 1800, m. 31-Jul-1817, div. 1826, d. 1831)
Brother: Ernest II (Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, b. 1818, d. 1893)
Mother: Mary (stepmother, b. 1799, m. 1832, d. 1860)
Wife:
Queen Victoria (b. 24-May-1819, m. 10-Feb-1840, d. 22-Jan-1901)
Daughter: Princess Victoria (b. 21-Nov-1840, d. 5-Aug-1901)
Son: King Edward VII (b. 9-Nov-1841, d. 6-May-1910)
Daughter: Princess Alice (b. 25-Apr-1843, d. 14-Dec-1878)
Son: Prince Alfred (b. 6-Aug-1844, d. 31-Jul-1900)
Daughter: Princess Helena (b. 25-May-1846, d. 9-Jun-1923)
Daughter: Princess Louise (b. 18-Mar-1848, d. 3-Dec-1939)
Son: Prince Arthur (b. 1-May-1850, d. 16-Jan-1942)
Son: Prince Leopold (b. 7-Apr-1853, d. 28-Mar-1884)
Daughter: Princess Beatrice (b. 14-Apr-1857, d. 26-Oct-1944)

    University: University of Bonn
    Administrator: Chancellor, Cambridge University (1847-61)

    British Association for the Advancement of Science President (1859)
    Bavarian Ancestry
    German Ancestry


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