Prince Albany
British prince
Prince Albany
The Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany was the eighth child and fourth son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Leopold was later created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence, and Baron Arklow. He had haemophilia, which led to his death at age 30.
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Richard the Lionheart - The Moral Liberal
Google News - over 5 years
On Richard's return trip to England, he was captured by rival Duke Leopold of Austria, and spent three years in prison. Legend has it Richard's loyal minstrel, Blondel, traveled from kingdom to kingdom, singing Richard's favorite song and heard Richard
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On The Morning Line: Day Two - Red Bull (International)
Google News - over 5 years
I also enjoy the fact that the city Vienna was built with the money (12 tons of silver) that Duke Leopold V the Virtuous got from ransoming his prisoner: English Crusading twat, Richard the Lionheart. Leopold was excommunicated for capturing a crusader
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Stylish Summer-Appropriate Designs From Hotel Chic - Curbed SF
Google News - over 5 years
... the editor of Architectural Digest Italia, are noted for the use of orange as an accent color, which ties in beautifully with the traditional architecture of a Tuscan villa that was once the summer residence of Grand Duke Leopold II
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Celebrating Authentic Sounds of the Past
NYTimes - over 19 years
Early-music fans regularly bewail the relative paucity of American period-instrument ensembles and series, compared with what can be found in Europe. Yet the landscape is not entirely barren, thanks to a handful of organizations that have worked hard to maintain an American presence in both the performing and scholarly corners of the movement. One
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Retracing Jewish History In Austria
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: ALMOST three centuries ago, Emperor Leopold I called a money expert, Samson Wertheimer, from Worms on the Rhine to Vienna to help him replenish his treasury, which had been exhausted by the Emperor's Turkish wars. ALMOST three centuries ago, Emperor Leopold I called a money expert, Samson Wertheimer, from Worms on the Rhine to Vienna to help
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STAMPS; INTERNATIONAL SHOW WILL OPEN THIS WEEK
NYTimes - almost 31 years
Interpex, the international stamp show sponsored by the American Stamp Dealers Association, will be held Thursday through Sunday in the Rotunda of Madison Square Garden. Show hours are Thursday noon to 7 P.M.; Friday 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.; Saturday 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Sunday 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. Daily admission is $3, children under 14 accompanied by an
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
    THIRTIES
  • 1884
    Age 30
    Prince Leopold had haemophilia, diagnosed in childhood and in early years had various physicians in permanent attendance, including Arnold Royle and John Wickham Legg. In February 1884, Leopold went to Cannes on doctor's orders: joint pain is a common symptom of haemophilia and the winter climate in the United Kingdom was always difficult for him.
    More Details Hide Details His wife, pregnant at the time, stayed at home but urged him to go. On 27 March, at his Cannes residence, the 'Villa Nevada', he slipped and fell, injuring his knee and hitting his head. He died in the early hours of the next morning, apparently from a cerebral haemorrhage. He was buried in the Albert Memorial Chapel at Windsor. The court observed official mourning from 30 March 1884 to 11 May 1884. His posthumous son, Prince Charles Edward, succeeded him as 2nd Duke of Albany upon birth four months later. Having died six years after his older sister Alice, Leopold was the second of Queen Victoria's children to die. His mother outlived him by seventeen years, by which time she had also outlived a third child, Alfred. Leopold's passing was lamented by the Scottish "poet and tragedian" William McGonagall in the poem "The Death of Prince Leopold".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1883
    Age 29
    In 1883, Leopold became a father when his wife gave birth to a daughter, Alice.
    More Details Hide Details He died shortly before the birth of his son, Charles Edward.
  • 1882
    Age 28
    On 27 April 1882, Leopold and Helena were married, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, and his income was raised by parliament to £25,000.
    More Details Hide Details Leopold and Helena enjoyed a happy (although brief) marriage.
  • 1881
    Age 27
    Prince Leopold was created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow on 24 May 1881.
    More Details Hide Details Prince Leopold, stifled by the desire of his mother, Queen Victoria, to keep him at home, saw marriage as his only hope of independence. Due to his haemophilia, he had difficulty finding a wife. Heiress Daisy Maynard was one of the women he considered as a possible bride. He was acquainted with Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford for whom Lewis Carroll wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and was godfather of Alice's second son, who was named for him. It has been suggested that he considered marrying her, though others suggest that he preferred her sister Edith (for whom he later served as pall-bearer on 30 June 1876). Leopold also considered his second cousin Princess Frederica of Hanover for a bride; they instead became lifelong friends and confidantes. Other aristocratic women he pursued included Victoria of Baden and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.
    Despite his inability (through illness) to pursue an active military role, he had an honorary association with the 72nd Regiment, Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders, and from 1881 served as the first Colonel-in-Chief of the Seaforth Highlanders, when that regiment was formed through the merger of the 72nd regiment with the 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot.
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  • 1880
    Age 26
    In 1880, he toured Canada and the United States with his sister, Princess Louise, whose husband John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, was Governor General of Canada.
    More Details Hide Details He was a prominent patron of chess, and the London 1883 chess tournament was held under his patronage. Incapable of pursuing a military career because of his haemophilia and the need to avoid even minor injuries, Leopold instead became a patron of the arts and literature and served as an unofficial secretary to his mother. "Leopold was the favourite son, and through him her relations with the Government of the day were usually kept up." Later he pursued vice-regal appointments in Canada and the Colony of Victoria, but his mother refused to appoint him, to his great unhappiness.
  • 1876
    Age 22
    He served as Master of the Lodge from 1876-1877, and was later the Provincial Grand Master for Oxfordshire, still holding that office at the time of his death.
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    He left the university with an honorary doctorate in civil law (DCL) in 1876, then travelled in Europe.
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  • 1874
    Age 20
    On coming of age in 1874, he had been made a privy councillor and granted an annuity of £15,000.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1872
    Age 18
    In 1872, Prince Leopold entered Christ Church, Oxford, where he studied a variety of subjects and became president of the Oxford University Chess Club.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1853
    Born
    He was baptised in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace on 28 June 1853 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, John Bird Sumner.
    More Details Hide Details His godparents were his first cousin once removed, King George V of Hanover; his fourth cousin once removed, Princess William of Prussia; his first cousin once removed, Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge; and his maternal uncle by marriage, Prince Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Leopold inherited the disease haemophilia from his mother, Queen Victoria, and was a delicate child. There was speculation during his life that Leopold also suffered mildly from epilepsy, like his grand-nephew Prince John of the United Kingdom. The Prince's intellectual abilities were evident as a boy; Poet Laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and his friend, philosopher Dr James Martineau, were familiar with the Queen's children and had noted that Leopold, who had often "conversed with the eminent Dr. Martineau, was considered to be a young man of a very thoughtful mind, high aims, and quite remarkable acquirements".
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