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Prince August of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary

Prince August of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary

A carte-de-visite portrait of Prince August of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary (1818-1881), a prince of the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and the holder of Cabrad and Sitno, both in modern day Slovakia. He is seen here wearing thigh-high leather boots, his rifle slung over his shoulder and his dog lying at his feet.

Born Prince August Ludwig Viktor of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, he was the second son of Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Saalfeld (of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 1826) and his wife, Princess Maria Antonia Koháry.

In Saint-Cloud on 20 April 1843 August married Princess Clémentine of Orléans, daughter of Louis Philippe, King of the French, and of his wife, Princess Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies. They had five children.

Prince August died on 26 July at Schloß Ebebthal. He is buried in St. Augustine's Church in Coburg.

Photographed by Ludwig Angerer of Vienna.


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