|Duchess of Nemours|
Portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter
|Born||14 February 1822|
|Died||10 November 1857 35) (aged|
Claremont House, England
Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours (m. 1840)
|Issue|| Gaston, Prince Imperial Consort of Brazil |
Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Alençon
Marguerite, Princess Władysław Czartoryski
|Father||Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
|Mother||Princess Maria Antonia Koháry|
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Victoria Franziska Antonia Juliane Luise; 14 February 1822 – 10 November 1857) was the daughter of Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Maria Antonia Koháry. Her father was the second son of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf.
Born to Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Maria Antonia Koháry. Her mother was the daughter and heiress of Ferenc József, Prince Koháry de Csábrág et Szitnya. When Antonia's father died in 1826, she inherited his estates in Slovakia and Hungary. Her elder brother was King Ferdinand II of Portugal and first cousins included British Queen Victoria, her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as well as Belgian King Leopold II and his sister, Empress Carlota of Mexico.
On 27 April 1840, at the Château de Saint-Cloud, she married Louis d'Orléans, known since birth as the Duke of Nemours, second son of King Louis Philippe of France. After the Revolution of 1848 in France, the royal family went into exile and settled in England.
The Duke and Duchess of Nemours had four children, all of them having issue except the last, Blanche, who never married. Victoria was outlived by her husband, who died in 1896. She died almost two weeks after giving birth to Blanche at Claremont and was buried at the Chapel of Saint Charles Borromeo in Weybridge. Her remains were transferred to the Royal Chapel of Dreux, the traditional burial place of the House of Orléans, in 1979.
|Ancestors of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
Princess Victoria may refer to:
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