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Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Spouse Princess Louise-Marie of Belgium
Prince Leopold Clement
Dorothea, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Full name
Ferdinand Philipp Maria August Raphael
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father August of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary
Mother Clémentine of Orléans
Born 28 March 1844(1844-03-28)
Died 3 July 1921 (aged 77)

Ferdinand Philipp Maria August Raphael of Saxe-Coburg-Koháry (Paris, 28 March 1844 – Coburg, 3 July 1921), was a German prince of the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.


Early life

He was born Prince Ferdinand Philipp Maria August Raphael of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry, he was the eldest son of August of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary and Clémentine of Orléans. He was thus an elder brother of Ferdinand I of Bulgaria.

Marriage and issue

In Brussels on 4 February/4 May 1875 Philipp married Princess Louise-Marie of Belgium, his second cousin (daughter of the King Leopold II of Belgium and granddaughter of the King Leopold I of Belgium, brother of Philipp's grandfather Ferdinand); the marriage ended in divorce in Gotha on 15 January 1906, because Louise had an extramarital liaison for many years. They had two children:

  1. Leopold Clement Philipp August Maria (b. Szent-Antal, Hungary, 19 July 1878 - d. Vienna, 27 April 1916); he died when a prostitute flung acid in his face.
  2. Dorothea Maria Henriette Auguste Louise (b. Vienna, 30 April 1881 - d. Taxis, Württemberg, 21 January 1967), married on 2 August 1898 to Ernst Günther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.


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