Albert V, Duke of Saxe-Coburg

Albert V (24 May 1648 – 6 August 1699) was a duke of Saxe-Coburg.

Albert V
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Duke of Saxe-Coburg
Reign1675–1699
PredecessorNew creation
SuccessorJohn Ernest IV
Born(1648-05-24)24 May 1648
Gotha
Died6 August 1699(1699-08-06) (aged 51)
Coburg
SpouseMarie Elisabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Susanne Elisabeth Kempinsky
IssueErnest August
HouseHouse of Wettin
FatherErnst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg
MotherElisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg
ReligionLutheran

He was the fifth but second surviving son of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg (1601-1675), and Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg (1619-1680). He was born in Gotha. With his brother Bernhard, he attended the University of Tübingen from 1666, and later continued his studies in Geneva. He went on his Grand Tour with his brother Heinrich to Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands.

When his father died in 1675, Albert became ruler of the duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg along with all his brothers, and took Saalfeld as his residence. In 1680, after concluding a treaty of partition with his brothers, he received Coburg, to which he moved his residence.

After his death without surviving sons in Coburg, his lands were disputed between his brothers, but Coburg was finally inherited by his youngest surviving brother, John Ernst.

FamilyEdit

Albrecht married firstly in Gotha on 18 July 1676 Marie Elisabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Dowager Duchess of Saxe-Weimar. They had only one son:

  1. Ernest August (b. Saalfeld, 1 September 1677 – d. Saalfeld, 17 August 1678).

Secondly, Albrecht married in Coburg, on 24 May 1688 Susanne Elisabeth Kempinsky; in 1689, she was created Countess Kempinsky of Schwisitz and Altenhofen. They had no children.

AncestorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • August Beck, Albrecht, Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). vol I. Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1875, p. 318.
Albert V, Duke of Saxe-Coburg
Born: 24 May 1648 Died: 6 August 1699
Preceded by
Ernst of Saxe-Gotha
Duke of Saxe-Coburg
1675–1699
Succeeded by
Johann Ernst of Saxe-Coburg-Saafeld