Ernest I

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Ernest I,

1784–1844, duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (see under Saxe-CoburgSaxe-Coburg
, Ger. Sachsen-Coburg, former duchy, central Germany. A possession of the Ernestine branch of the house of Wettin, it was given by Ernest the Pious (d. 1675) of Saxe-Gotha to his son Albert.
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); brother of Leopold ILeopold I,
1790–1865, king of the Belgians (1831–65); youngest son of Francis Frederick, duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. After serving as a page at the court of Napoleon I and as a general of the Russian army, he married (1816) Princess Charlotte, daughter of the
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 of Belgium, uncle of Queen VictoriaVictoria
(Alexandrina Victoria) , 1819–1901, queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1837–1901) and empress of India (1876–1901). She was the daughter of Edward, duke of Kent (fourth son of George III), and Princess Mary Louise Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.
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 of England, and father of Victoria's consort, Prince AlbertAlbert,
1819–61, prince consort of Victoria of Great Britain, whom he married in 1840. He was of Wettin lineage, the son of Ernest I, duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and first cousin to Victoria.
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. He succeeded to the duchy of Coburg in 1806 and acquired Gotha in 1826.
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Ernest is himself the likeness of the Great Stone Face!'
Ernest is survived by Hilda, his wife for 67 years, together with daughters Glenys And Gillian, sons-in law, three grand-daughters and three greatgrandchildren.
Ernest is a rather ponderous and thoughtful bear, more like a grandparent than a parent, who always has Celestine's best interests at heart.
Ernest is remembered as a cheerful, positive, kindly and dignified sort of person, a true gentleman in the best sense of that word.
Ernest is survived by sister Iris, daughters Christine Child and Pauline Mackie, grandchildren Helen, Alistair, Jonathan and Elizabeth, and great-grandchildren Michael, Andrew, Ellie and William.
Ernest is survived by his wife of 44 years, Charo; his two sons and their families: Frank and his wife Lisa, sons Charles and Jonathan; Jay and Julia, and her children Michael and Katrena.
Ernest is a retired Navy veteran of 22 years, and member of the Electrical Union, Local 96 for 35 years.
But according to his family, Ernest is looking forward to the latest celebrations just as much.
Indeed, Ernest is never seen about the Villa without a suit, though a tie for this beau brummel is optional.
"Ernest is a smashing boy and a lovely looking kid."