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The Prince of Saxe Cobourg

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The Prince of Saxe Cobourg 'Commander in Chief of the Austrian Forces, on the Continent'. Published 15th. July 1794, by R. Laurie & J. Whittle, No. 53, Fleet Street, London, mezzotint with some etching. Within a period carved and ebonized pearwood frame.

English circa 1800.

The Prince of Saxe Cobourg served with the allies against Napoleon's forces during the Napoleonic Wars (1800-15); participated to the Congress of Vienna (1814-15) and in 1816 married Charlotte (1796-1817) only child of the future king George IV of Great Britain and Caroline of Brunswick. Although the Princess died in 1817, Leopold continued to live in England until 1831, when he accepted his election as king of the Belgians, having declined the Greek crown the previous year. In 1832 he married Marie-Louise of Orléans, daughter of the French king Louis-Philippe. In 1840 he helped to arrange the marriage of his niece Victoria, Queen of England, to his nephew Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.



Item Code: 2762

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