Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

Born Jul 15, 1750

related links


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.


1750 Birth Born on July 15, 1750.


1776 25 Years Old In Hildburghausen on 6 March 1776, Francis married Princess Sophie of Saxe-Hildburghausen, a daughter of his Ernestine kinsman, Duke Ernst Friedrich II. She died on 28 October 1776, only seven months after her wedding. There were no children born from this marriage. In Ebersdorf on 13 June 1777, Francis married Countess Augusta Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf. … Read More


1793 42 Years Old He was commissioned into the allied army in 1793 when his country was invaded by the Revolutionary armies of France. … Read More
1800 49 Years Old Francis succeeded his father as reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld in 1800.


1805 55 Years Old In the discharge of his father's debts the Schloss Rosenau had passed out of the family but in 1805 he bought back the property as a summer residence for the ducal family. … Read More
1806 56 Years Old 1 More Event
On 15 December 1806, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, along with the other Ernestine duchies, entered the Confederation of the Rhine as the Duke and his ministers planned.
Original Authors of this text are noted on,_Duke_of_Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.