Alexander Duff, 1st Earl of Fife

Alexander William George Duff, 6th Earl of Fife, created 1st Duke of Fife two days after his wedding in 1889.

Son of James Duff, 5th Earl Fife (1814-1879) and Lady Agnes Hay (1829-1869), daughter of the 18th Earl of Erroll.

Born: Edinburgh 10. Nov 1849

Married: Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace 27. Jul 1889 Princess Louise of Wales (1867-1931), his third cousin, daughter of Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. of the United Kingdom (1841-1910) and his wife Alexandra, Princess of Denmark (1844-1925).


Died: Aswan, Egypt 12. Jan 1912 from pleurisy after being shipwrecked off the coast of Marocco.

Buried: Mar Lodge Mausoleum, Braemar, Scotland



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