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Authorised form of nameAlfred Ernest Albert (1844 - 1900); Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Dates1844 - 1900
NationalityBritish
Place of birthWindsor Castle, Berkshire, England
Date of birth06 August 1844
Place of deathRosenau, near Coburg, Germany
Date of death30/07/1900
Dates and placesBurial:
Mausoleum, Coburg cemetery
ActivityCareer:
Entered the Royal Navy; Lieutenant (1863); Captain (1866); Rear Admiral (1878); Commander in Chief, Mediterranean (1886-1889); Admiral (1887); died of cardiac paralysis
Honours:
KG 1863; KT 1864; Duke of Edinburgh 1866; GCMG 1869; GCSI 1870; KP 1880; GCB 1889; GCIE 1887; GCVO
Membership categoryRoyal Fellow
Date of election16/03/1882
RelationshipsSecond son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert; succeeded Prince Albert's brother (his uncle) as Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and relinquished his privileges as an English peer (1893); married (23 January 1874, St Petersburg) Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, daughter of Tsar Alexander II
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Vanity Fair 10 January 1874
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/33411163
Royal Society codeNA8336
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
NLB/11/338Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to the Superintendent, Vine Street7 June 1895
NLB/11/343Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Joseph Norman Lockyer7 June 1895
NLB/11/333Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Joseph Norman Lockyer, Fellow of the Royal Society6 June 1895
NLB/11/334Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Dukinfield Henry Scott, Fellow of the Royal Society6 June 1895
NLB/14/879Copy letter from Joseph Lister, to G F Bambridge31 May 1897
NLB/14/679Copy letter from Joseph Lister, to G F Bambridge27 April 1897
NLB/11/311Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to G F Bambridge, Clarence House, St James's 31 May 1895
NLB/11/312Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster31 May 1895
PT/65/4Paper, 'On the Dicynodont reptilia, with a description of some fossil remains, brought by H R H [His Royal Highness] Prince Alfred from South Africa, November, 1860' by Professor [Richard] Owen[1862]
PT/65/4/1Manuscript, 'On the Dicynodont reptilia, with a description of some fossil remains, brought by H R H [His Royal Highness] Prince Alfred from South Africa, November, 1860' by Professor [Richard] Owen[1862]
PT/65/4/2Plate, side and upper views of skull of Ptychognathus alfredi by [Joseph] Dinkel[1862]
PT/65/4/3Plate, side and back views of skull of Ptychognathus alfredi by [Joseph] Dinkel[1862]
PT/65/4/4Plate, skulls of Ptychognathus latirostris and Ptychognathus declivis by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/4/5Plate, 'Dicynodon tigriceps - pelvis' by unknown artist[1862]
PT/65/4/6Plate, 'Dicynodon tigriceps, pelvis' by unknown artist[1862]
MC/12/240Letter from W J Colville [?], Clarence House, St James's, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society20 March 1882
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