Ferdinand of the Bulgarians

Born Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Elected Prince of Bulgaria in 1887, proclaimed King (Tsar) of the Bulgarians in 1908. Abdicated in 1918.

Son of August, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818-1881) by his wife  Clémentine, Princess d’Orléans (1817-1907)

Born: Vienna 26. Feb 1861


  1. Villa Pianore, Lucca, Italy 20. Apr 1893 Maria Luisa, Princess of Bourbon-Parma (1870-1899), daughter of Roberto I. Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1848-1907) by his first wife Maria Pia, Princess of the Two Sicilies (1849-1882).  

  2. (cath.) Coburg 28. Feb (prot.) Schloss Osterstein, Gera 1. Mar 1908 Eleonore, Princess Reuss zu Köstritz (1860-1917), daughter of Heinrich IV Fürst Reuss zu Köstritz (1821-1894) by his wife Luise, Princess Reuss zu Greiz (1822-1875).

Issue of first marriage:

Died: Coburg 10. Sep 1948

Buried: St. Augustin, Coburg

Georges Dufoux ”Les Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha. Une dynastie mythique”, Fontainbleau 2000; Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten I, Vol II, Starke Verlag 1953