Leopold I (Wettin) van Saksen-Coburg en Gotha

Leopold Georg Christian Friedrich (Wettin) van Saksen-Coburg en Gotha (1790 - 1865)

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Leopold Georg Christian Friedrich (Leopold I) "Koning der Belgen" van Saksen-Coburg en Gotha formerly Wettin aka von Belgien, von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
Born in Coburg, Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, Heiliges Römisches Reichmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Carlton Housemap
Husband of — married in Château de Compiègne, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Laken, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgiummap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Aug 2017 | Last significant change: 21 Nov 2018
09:34: Richard Shelley edited the Biography for Leopold Georg Christian Friedrich (Wettin) van Saksen-Coburg en Gotha (1790-1865). (Added some categories relating to attributed honours) [Thank Richard for this]
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Born Christian Friedrich Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, he was the first King of the Belgians, 1831-1865. Uncle and Advisor to Queen Victoria.

Leopold was the youngest child of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf.

Charlotte and Leopold were married on 2 May, 1816, at Carlton House After Charlotte's death he married again to Louise Marie.

Parents: Franz Friedrich Anton von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750 - 1806) Auguste Caroline Sophie Reuss zu Ebersdorf (1757 - 1831)

Spouses: Charlotte Augusta (1796 - 1817) Louise Marie (1812 - 1850)

Known Children: Baby Boy Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1817 - 1817) Prince Lodewijk Filips (1833 - 1834) Léopold II (1835 - 1909) Prince Filips (1837 - 1905) Carlota of Mexico (1840 - 1927) Arthur Chretien Frederic Eppinghoven (1852 - 1940)

Siblings: Antoinette von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld (1779 - 1824) Juliane von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld (1781 - 1860) Ernst I von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1784 - 1844) Ferdinand von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha-Koháry (1785 - 1851) Victoria, Duchess of Kent (1786 - 1861) Léopold I (1790 - 1865)


  • "The Belgian Monarchy." The Belgian Monarchy. Accessed November 2, 2014. [3]
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  • "Find A Grave: 'Memorial# 5357' Notre Dame Church - Laken, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium. Plot: The Royal Crypt. Find A Grave: Memorial #5357 ---

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Leopold I by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA test-takers in his direct paternal line. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:

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On 23 May 2018 at 22:44 GMT Jackie Stoddard wrote:

My (Jackie Stoddard / Mitosearch.com no. 49CMZ ) MtDNA compare with Princess

Alix Hess-Darmstadt Romanov Research Tools > Comparative mtDNA Results

User ID HVR1 Mutations HVR2 Mutations KJBBZ 111T, 357C, 519C 263G, 315.1C, 524.1A, 524.2C 49CMZ CRS 263G, 315.1C, 522-, 523-

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On 22 Apr 2018 at 23:47 GMT Jackie Stoddard wrote:

Von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha-6 and Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld-7 appear to represent the same person because: seam same person

On 6 Jan 2017 at 22:49 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld-8 and Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld-7 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profile of Leopold Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, first King of the Belgians and uncle of Queen Victoria

Leopold I is 20 degrees from Sharon Caldwell, 22 degrees from Burl Ives and 2 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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