Saxony's multitudinous combinations and recombinations (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Saxe-Altenburg, Saxe-Weimar etc.); Wettin, Braganza-Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Emich Carl 2nd prince of Leiningen, 1763-1814 4th child of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm 1st Prince of Leiningen & his wife 1st cousin Countess Christiane Wilhelmine Luise of Solms-Rödelheim & Assenheim & 1st husband of Victoria (Marie Luise Victoria) (1786-1861 of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld) Duchess of Kent. Engraved by Emery Walker from sketch by Sir David Wilkie. They had 2 children Carl Emich 3rd Prince of Leiningen (1804-1856) & Princess Feodora (1807-1872).
Prince Charles Edward of Albany and Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha with his wife, Princess Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein. Viktoria was handpicked to be his wife by Charles Edward's cousin, Kaiser Wilhelm II. The couple had 5 children. Their daughter, Sybilla, is the mother of Carl XVI Gustaf, the current King of Sweden.
Princess Sybilla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, wife of Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden. Sybilla was a great-grandchild of QV and a great-great-grandchild of QV's sister, Feodora of Leiningen. Due to her German ethnicity, her family's involvement with Naziism, and her difficulty learning Swedish, Sybilla was unpopular with the Swedish public and press. However, she became more well liked when the death of her stepmother-in-law, Queen Louise, made her the senior Royal Princess in 1965.
Maria da Gloria, Princesa do Brasil e Rainha Maria II de Portugal. Daughter of Pedro I, succeeded to Portugese throne after he abdicated his rights in her favor. Married Duke of Leuchtenberg, son of Eugene de Beauharnais, brother of her stepmother--he died 2 mos later. Then she married Prince Frederick of Saxe Coburg Gotha (later King Ferdinand II) 1st cousin Queen Victoria and Albert.
The Grand Duchess of Hesse (Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) and her daughter, Princess Elisabeth, 1898. The little princess, (whose father was Grand Duke Ernst of Hesse, the son of Princess Alice of Great Britain) only lived to be eight, dying of virulent typhoid. Her parents, first cousins, had divorced by that time.
Princess Louise Marie of Belgium, daughter of Leopold II of Belgium and Marie Henriette of Austria. A determined flirt. Married to cousin Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Kohary. Left him for her lover, with whom her husband fought a duel in which he was injured. Alienated her entire family. She had to declare bankruptcy. This is a woman whose life will not fit w/in 500 characters. Sister of Stephanie of Austria; aided in her old age by Elisabeth of Belgium.
King Edward VII was a great lover of dogs, he kept many as companions and for sport but his favourite was a Wire Fox Terrier named Caesar who was his constant companion even on trips abroad. .In 1910 upon the King's death he was reportedly broken hearted The terrier walked in the funeral procession- behind the carriage holding the casket. The sculpture atop the tomb of Edward VII depicts Caesar curled up at the King's feet
Stephanie Josepha Friederike Wilhelmine Antonia (1837-1859) ,consort of King Peter V of Portugal. Eldest daughter of Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern, head of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Princess Josephine of Baden. Maternal grandparents: Karl, Grand Duke of Baden, and Stéphanie de Beauharnais. Sister of King Carol I of Romania, aunt of King Albert I of Belgium. Died of diphtheria at 22, only a year after marriage, no children.
John Frederick, the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony, by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1531. A man of character. Married to Anne of Cleves's (Henry VIII's queen) sister Sybilla. Conceded the city of Wittenburg to prevent its destruction and the death or capture of his wife and sons by Emperor Charles V. Imprisoned, he refused many opportunities to be freed in exchange for abjuring his Protestant faith. Finally released, he reformed conditions in his country, dying only 2 years later.
Portrait of Sibylle von Cleve, Electress of Saxony (1510-1554) by Follower of Lucas Cranach. Sister of Henry VIII's queen Anne of Cleves. Married to John Frederick the Magnanimous, the last Ernestine Wettin Elector of Saxony, She defended the city of Wittenburg against a siege by the forces of Emperor Charles V. Mother of a Duke of Saxony, a Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and a Duke of Saxe-Gotha.
Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (1473-1541, by Lucas Cranach,1514. Husband of Katherina von Mecklenburg on this board. Younger son of Albert, Duke of Saxony; Henry got Friesland. "Saxon rule of Friesland was disturbed by constant revolts. Consequently, Henry, who was of a rather inert disposition, gave up his title there." Unusual. Much more follows including conversion to Lutheranism, struggle with Georg, a Catholic. Finally achieved duchy at age of 66. Look him up. Nice suit.