Francis Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

Franz Friedrich Anton, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (15 July 17509 December 1806), was the son of Ernst Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1724-1800) and his wife Sophia Antonia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1724-1802).

He married, on 6 March 1776, at Hildburghausen, Sophie of Saxe-Hildburghausen. She was born on 22 February 1760 and died on 28 October 1776, months after her wedding; there were no children born of this marriage.

He married, on 13 June 1777, at Ebersdorf, Countess Auguste Reuss zu Ebersdorf und Lobenstein.

Their children were:

Duke Franz Friedrich is the grandfather of both Queen Victoria (through her mother Viktoria) and her husband, Prince Albert (through his father Ernst).

His descendants established ruling houses in Belgium, Great Britain, Portugal and Bulgaria. His son Léopold ruled as Léopold I of the Belgians. His grandchildren Victoria and Albert ruled Great Britain. Another grandson Ferdinand, ruled as King-consort Ferdinand II of Portugal. Finally, a great-grandson ruled as Ferdinand I of Bulgaria.

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