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Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
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A.K.A. Ernest Frederick
Gender male
Birth March 8, 1724 (Saalfeld, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany)
Death September 8, 1800 (Coburg, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany)
Family
Mother: Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Father: Francis JosiasDuke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Siblings: Prince Josias of CoburgJohann Wilhelm von Sachsen-Coburg-SaalfeldChristian Franz von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld
Spouse: Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Children: FrancisDuke of Saxe-Coburg-SaalfeldCaroline Ulrike Amalie von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld
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Biography

Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (8 March 1724 in Saalfeld – 8 September 1800 in Coburg), was a Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. He is the great great great great great grandfather of Elizabeth II.

Biography

He was the eldest son of Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

Ernest Frederick succeeded his father in the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld when he died in 1764 and established his definitive residence shifted in Coburg. Because of the high indebtedness of the duchy he was compelled by Emperor Joseph II in 1773 to work with a Debit commission—an obligatory administration of debts assigned by the emperor—for over thirty years.

Issue

In Wolfenbüttel on 23 April 1749 Ernest Frederick married with Sophia Antonia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. They had seven children:

  1. Franz Frederick Anton, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. Coburg 15 July 1750 – d. Coburg, 9 December 1806), father of Leopold I of Belgium and grandfather of Leopold II, Empress Carlota of Mexico, Queen Victoria of Great Britain, and her husband Prince Albert.
  2. Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand (b. Coburg, 21 November 1751 – d. Coburg, 16 February 1757).
  3. Fredericka Juliane (b. Coburg, 14 September 1752 – d. Coburg, 24 September 1752).
  4. Caroline Ulrike Amalie (b. Coburg, 19 October 1753 – d. Coburg, 1 October 1829), a nun at Gandersheim.
  5. Ludwig Karl Frederick (b. Coburg, 2 January 1755 – d. Coburg, 4 May 1806); he had an illegitimate son by some Mademoiselle Brutel de la Riviére: Ludwig Frederick Emil of Coburg (b. Hildburghausen, 1779 - d. Coburg, 1827). In turn, the five children of Ludwig Frederick were created Freiherren von Coburg. His descendants still alive.
  6. Ferdinand August Heinrich (b. Coburg, 12 April 1756 – d. Coburg, 8 July 1758).
  7. Frederick (b. Coburg, 4 March 1758 – d. Coburg, 26 June 1758).

Ancestry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Dorothea Maria of Anhalt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Johann Philipp, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Elisabeth of Brünswick-Wolfenbüttel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Philip VII, Count of Waldeck-Wildungen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Josias II, Count of Waldeck-Wildungen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Anna Catherine of Sayn-Wittgenstein
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Charlotte Johanna of Waldeck-Wildungen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. William of Nassau-Hilchenbach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Wilhelmine Christine of Nassau-Siegen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Christina, Countess of Erbach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Louis Günther I, Count of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Albert Anton, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Emilie of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Louis Frederick I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Albert Frederick of Barby-Mühlingen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Countess Emilie Juliane of Barby-Mühlingen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Sophie Ursula of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha (= 8)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg (= 9)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Anna Sophie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. August, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Magdalena Sibylle of Saxe-Weissenfels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
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