Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Ferdinand August Franz Anton, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Reigned as King Consort Fernando II of Portugal from the birth of hiss on in 1837 to the death of his wife in 1853 and was regent for his son until 1855.

Son of Ferdinand, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1785-1851) by his wife Antonia Prinzessin Koháry de Csábrág et Szitnya (1797-1862).

Born: Vienna 28. Oct 1816


  1. Lisbon 9. Apr 1836 Maria II. Queen of Portugal (1819-1853), daughter of Pedro IV. King of Portugal (1798-1834) by his first wife Marie Leopoldine Archduchess of Austria (1797-1826)

  2. (morg) Lisbon 10. Jun 1869 Elise Hensler, cr. Gräfin von Edla in 1869 (1836-1929), daughter of Johann Friedrich Hensler by his wife Louise Hechelbacher.

Issue of first marriage:

No issue of second marriage

Died: Lisbon 15. Dec 1885

Buried: Igreja de São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

Georges Dufoux ”Les Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha. Une dynastie mythique”, Fontainbleau 2000; Detlev Schwennicke “Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folge” Vol I.1; Vittorio Klostermann, 2005