Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom
|Birthname||Franz Albrecht August Karl Emanuel|
|born on||26 August 1819 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Schloss Rosenau b. Coburg, Germany, 50n1753, 11e0121|
|Timezone||LMT m11e0121 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||02°06' 02°27 Asc. 11°09'|
German nobleman who married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, and became Prince Consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. His original name was Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; German: Franz Albrecht August Karl Manuel, Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha.) Prince Albert was the father of King Edward VII. Undeservedly unpopular, his help and support to the Queen proved invaluable. He was highly accomplished in hunting, arts, sciences and was sternly moral.
Albert was the younger son of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Educated in Brussels and Bonn, in 1839 he visited his cousin, young Queen Victoria, in London. Although Victoria immediately fell in love with him, he had some initial reservations. However, she proposed to him on 15 October 1839 and they were married on 10 February 1840. They had nine children.
Albert acted as Victoria’s private secretary and chief confidential advisor. In this role, he helped her achieve discipline and restraint - she was known for being indolent. His German background made him suspect to some of Victoria’s other advisors and he was rarely consulted by them on matters of state. After the death of her favorite politician, Lord Melbourne, in 1848 Albert gained even greater influence. He persuaded her to consider social problems, such as child labor laws. At his urging, she withdrew from political partisanship and became neutral. He suggested less ultimatum-like rewording of foreign dispatches during disputes with Prussia in 1856 and the United States in 1861 that were at least partly responsible for their peaceful resolution.
Albert had a keen interest in the arts and sciences and planned and managed the Great Exhibition in 1851. With the London contractor, Albert designed Osborne House, the royal residence on the Isle of Wight. In 1857 he was given the title of Prince Consort.
He was planning another for Exhibition in 1862 when he became fatally ill. He died of typhoid fever at 10:50pm on 14 December 1861 at Windsor, Berkshire, England. It wasn’t until after his death that the public finally realized his exceptional qualities. The Queen spent three years in the depths of depression and mourning, and even after that time balked at public appearances and spent four months of the year at Balmoral and Osborne. The Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, designed by Sir George Scott, was erected in his memory in 1871.
- parent->child relationship with Alfred, Prince (1844) (born 6 August 1844)
- parent->child relationship with Alice, Princess (1843) (born 25 April 1843)
- parent->child relationship with Arthur, Prince of England (born 1 May 1850)
- parent->child relationship with Beatrice, Princess of England (born 14 April 1857)
- parent->child relationship with Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (born 9 November 1841)
- parent->child relationship with Frederica, Empress of Germany (born 21 November 1840)
- parent->child relationship with Helena, Princess of England (born 25 May 1846)
- parent->child relationship with Leopold, Prince of England (born 7 April 1853)
- parent->child relationship with Louise, Princess (1848) (born 18 March 1848)
- child->parent relationship with Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (born 2 January 1784)
- child->parent relationship with Luise, Princess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (born 21 December 1800)
- spouse relationship with Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (born 24 May 1819). Notes: Happy very
- sibling relationship with Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (born 21 June 1818)
- other kin relationship with Victoire von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld (born 17 August 1786). Notes: in-laws
- compare to chart of Historic: Great Exhibition 1851 (born 1 May 1851)
- Relationship : Begin significant relationship 15 October 1839 (Engaged to Victoria)
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Luc de Marre quotes "Life of the Prince Consort", Vol I, for a letter written the following day by the Dowager Duchess of Coburg-Saalfeld to the Duchess of Kent (Same in Sabian Symbols No.15).
From "Prince Albert: A Biography" by Robert Rhodes James, 1984, pg. 23: 27 August 1819 letter from the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to the Duchess of Kent reads: 'The date itself make you suspect that I am sitting by Louischen's [Albert's mother] bed. She was yesterday morning safely and quickly delivered of a little boy (. . .) at six the little one gave his first cry'.
Sy Scholfield quotes same birth data as 1984 bio by James as printed verbatim in "The Early Years of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort - 1819-1841" by Charles Grey (4th ed., London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1867), p. 10; and time of death from royal doctors' bulletin in "The Death Of The Prince Consort," The Times, 16 Dec. 1861, p. 9.
- Traits : Personality : Principled strongly (Sternly moral)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Typhoid fever, terminal)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Queen Victoria)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Nine)
- Vocation : Business : Consultant (Personal secretary and advisor to the Queen)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hanover, by marriage)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Saxe-Coburg, by birth)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book