Victoria of Coburg (1786–1861)

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Victoria of Coburg (1786–1861)

Duchess of Kent. Name variations: Victoria of Leiningen; Victoria of Saxe-Coburg; Victoria Mary Louisa von Saxe-Coburg. Born Victoria Mary Louisa of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld on August 17, 1786, in Coburg, Bavaria, Germany; died on March 16, 1861, in Windsor, Berkshire, England; interred at Frogmore, Windsor; daughter of Francis, duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf (1757–1831); sister of Leopold I, king of the Belgians; married Emich, 2nd prince of Leiningen, on December 21, 1803; married Edward Guelph also known as Edward Augustus, duke of Kent, on July 11, 1818, at Kew Palace, Surrey; children: (first marriage) Charles, 3rd prince of Leinigen, and Feodore of Leiningen (1807–1872); (second marriage) Queen Victoria (1819–1901).

suggested reading:

Packard, Jerrold M. Victoria's Daughters. St. Martin's, 1998.

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