One of the royal requests we’ve gotten from our NicheIQ topic tool on Ezoic is Prince Ludwig August of Saxe Coburg and Gotha. We thought we’d do it because we want to add as much non-British Royal Family stuff as possible. Also, there’s not a ton of information on him.
So, who was Prince Ludwig August of Saxe Coburg and Gotha? He was born as Prinz Ludwig August von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha in on August 8 1845 in France. Though his English names were Ludwig August Maria Eudes. His parents were Prince August of Saxe Coburg and Gotha and Princess Clémentine of Orléans. His parents were first cousins of England’s Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert. He was their second son.
The Family Of Prince Ludwig August Of Sax Coburg And Gotha
Via his mother, Princess Clémentine of Orléans, Prince Ludwig August of Saxe Coburg and Gotha was related to King Louis-Phillipe I of France, the final king of France, who was his grandfather.
Prince Ludwig August of Saxe Coburg and Gotha married Princess Leopoldina of Brazil and had four sons with her:
- Prince Peter
- Prince August Leopold
- Prince Joseph
- Prince Ludwig
Princess Leopoldina died young and was just 23.
Initially, Prince Ludwig August was supposed to marry Dona Isabel and his cousin, Prince Gaston, was supposed to wed Leopoldina when they were shipped off to Brazil. Both Isabel and Leopoldina were daughters of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil. However, there was a change of plan that the Emperor was more than happy to agree to.
Ludwig August had at least one grandchild.
In conclusion, Prince Ludwig August died on 14 September 1907, aged 62, in Austria-Hungary.