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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.… Read More

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Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
d.4713 BC

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CHILDHOOD

He was baptised in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace on 28 June 1853 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, John Bird Sumner. … Read More

TEENAGE

1872 19 Years Old In 1872, Prince Leopold, entered Christ Church at Oxford University where he studied a variety of subjects and became president of the Oxford University Chess Club.

TWENTIES

1876 23 Years Old He left the university with an honorary doctorate in civil law (DCL) in 1876. … Read More
1880 27 Years Old In 1880, he toured Canada and the United States with his sister, Princess Louise, whose husband John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne was the Governor General of Canada. … Read More
1881 28 Years Old Prince Leopold was created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow on 24 May 1881. … Read More
1882 29 Years Old On 27 April 1882, Leopold and Helena were married, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. … Read More

THIRTIES

1883 30 Years Old In 1883, Leopold became a father when his wife gave birth to a daughter, Alice. … Read More
1884 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Prince Leopold had haemophilia, diagnosed in childhood and in early years had various physicians in permanent attendance, including 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 England was always difficult for him. … Read More
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