Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

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Prince Alfred in 1881
Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Reign22 August 1893 – 30 July 1900
PredecessorErnest II
SuccessorCharles Edward
Born(1844-08-06)6 August 1844
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Died30 July 1900(1900-07-30) (aged 55)
Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, German Empire
Burial4 August 1900
Full name
Alfred Ernest Albert
HouseSaxe-Coburg and Gotha
FatherPrince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
MotherQueen Victoria of the United Kingdom
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
RankAdmiral of the Fleet
Commands heldCommander-in-Chief, Plymouth
Mediterranean Fleet
Channel Fleet
Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves, Malta
HMS Galatea

Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Alfred Ernest Albert; 6 August 1844 – 30 July 1900) was the third Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha between 1893 and 1900. He was the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He died of throat cancer in Coburg, Germany in 1900 age 55 he died six days before his 56 th birthday his wife Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia out lived him by 20 years dying age 67 eight days after her 67 th birthday on 24 October 1920 the only child of Tsar Alexander II to survive the Russian Revolution died in her sleep from a heart attack .