Franz, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

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Franz, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Gender: M
Franz Friedrich Anton
born on 15 July 1750 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Coburg, Germany, 50n15, 10e58
Timezone LMT m10e58 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°40' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°09 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°50'

Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Franz (circa 1800)


Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and one of the ruling Thuringian dukes of the House of Wettin. As progenitor of a line of Coburg princes who, in the 19th and 20th centuries, mounted the thrones of several European realms, he is a patrilineal ancestor of, among others, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, King Philippe of Belgium and Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, former Tsar Simeon II and Prime Minister of Bulgaria. He is the great-great-great-great grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II.

He was the eldest son of Ernst Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Sophia Antonia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

In Hildburghausen on 6 March 1776, Franz married Princess Sophie of Saxe-Hildburghausen. She died on 28 October 1776, only seven months after her wedding. There were no children born from this marriage.

In Ebersdorf on 13 June 1777, Franz married Countess Augusta Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf. They had ten children, seven of whom survived to adulthood.

Franz was commissioned into the allied army in 1793 when his country was invaded by the Revolutionary armies of France. The allied forces included Hanoverians, Hessians, and the British. He fought in several actions against the French.

Franz succeeded his father as reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld in 1800. Emperor Francis II dissolved the Holy Roman Empire on 6 August 1806, after its defeat by Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz. Duke Franz died on 9 December 1806, aged 56, in Coburg.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 6 March 1776 (Princess Sophie of Saxe-Hildburghausen)
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  • Death of Mate 28 October 1776 (Princess Sophie of Saxe-Hildburghausen)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 13 June 1777 (Countess Augusta Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Oprechte Haerlemsche courant," 25 July 1750, p. 1: "Van Coburg heeft men tyding, dat de Gemalin van den Erf-Prins van Coburg den 15 deezer, 's morgens ten 11 uuren gelukkig van een Zoon in het Kraambedde bevallen is; dat het Kind noch dienzelven dag gedoopt was, en de Naamen van franciscus Fredericus Antonius, bekomen had."

(From Coburg we have tidings that the consort of the Duke of Coburg, on the 15th, in the morning at 11 o'clock, happily gave birth to a son; that day baptized with the Names: Franciscus Fredericus Antonius).


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (2nd marriage, 29 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (1st marriage, 7 months)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Ten)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Army)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld)