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Alice Saxe-Coburg
Birth: Apr. 25, 1843
Westminster
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Death: Dec. 14, 1878
Darmstadt
Darmstädter Stadtkreis
Hessen, Germany

British Royalty. Grand Duchess of Hesse. Born Alice Maud Mary, she was the third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was a happy, artistic girl who grew into a serious-minded woman, loyal and dependable. She single-handedly nursed her father during his fatal bout of typhoid in 1861. Alice married grand duke Ludwig of Hesse on July 1, 1862 at Osborne House, the royal family's estate on the Isle of Wight. Though the couple had many happy times, it became apparent that they shared little in common, and the marriage became a disappointment. They had seven children; their son Friedrich (a haemophiliac) would die tragically in a fall from a window at the age of 3. Alice dedicated herself to helping others, regardless of their station in life, and founded the Alice-Frauerverin, or Women's Union, for the proper training of nurses and auxiliary workers during the Austro-Prussian War. Diptheria struck the family in 1878, and her husband and all but one of her children became ill. Alice tirelessly nursed each one of them, and as a result became ill herself. She died of diptheria on the anniversary of her father's death at the age of 35. Her daughter Alix would later become Tsarina Alexandra of Russia. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
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 Parents:
  Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819 - 1861)
  Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Ludwig IV. von Hessen-Darmstadt (1837 - 1892)
 
 Children:
   Victoria of Hesse (1863 - 1950)*
  Elizabeth von Hesse Romanov (1864 - 1918)*
  Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (1866 - 1953)*
  Ernst Ludwig V. von Hessen-Darmstadt (1868 - 1937)*
  Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine von Hessen (1870 - 1873)*
  Alexandra Feodorovna von Hesse Romanova (1872 - 1918)*
  Marie Viktoria Feodore Leopoldine von Hessen (1874 - 1878)*
 
 Siblings:
  Victoria Saxe-Coburg (1840 - 1901)*
   Edward VII (1841 - 1910)*
  Alice Saxe-Coburg (1843 - 1878)
  Alfred Saxe-Coburg (1844 - 1900)*
  Helena Saxe-Coburg (1846 - 1923)*
  Louise Saxe-Coburg (1848 - 1939)*
  Arthur Saxe-Coburg (1850 - 1942)*
  Prince Leopold Duke of Albany (1853 - 1884)*
  Leopold Saxe-Coburg (1853 - 1884)*
  Beatrice Saxe-Coburg (1857 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Diptheria
 
Burial:
Mausoleum auf der Rosenhöhe (New)
Darmstadt
Darmstädter Stadtkreis
Hessen, Germany
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12389
Alice Saxe-Coburg
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- Sherry
 Added: Jun. 18, 2015
IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALICE, YOUR FAITHFUL AND LOVING CARE OF YOUR FAMILY IS SURELY WRITTEN IN The Book Of Life - REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE!
- Bonnie Rickman
 Added: May. 31, 2015

- Marye
 Added: May. 3, 2015
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