Prince Albert of Saxony (1875–1900)

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Prince Albert
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Full name
Albert Karl Anton Ludwig Wilhelm Viktor
House House of Wettin
Father George of Saxony
Mother Maria Anna of Portugal
Born (1875-02-25)25 February 1875
Dresden
Died 16 September 1900(1900-09-16) (aged 25)
Schönwölkau

Prince Albert Karl Anton Ludwig Wilhelm Viktor of Saxony (25 February 1875 in Dresden – 16 September 1900 in Schönwölkau) was a Saxon prince from the House of Wettin. He was the youngest son of King George and his consort, Maria Anna of Portugal.

He died on 16 September 1900 in a traffic accident. A phaeton driven by Prince Miguel of Braganza hit Albert's carriage so violently that the carriage overturned into a ditch. Albert died from his wounds a few hours later. There were rumours that Miguel had done this on purpose, but this was never proven.[1] Because it could not be determined whether this was an accident or intentional, Miguel escaped a court martial. However, he had to resign from his army post and leave the country.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The Throne of Portugal. The man who wants to be king
  2. ^ A Veteran Diplomat (1909-07-18). "Where Americans Lose Caste". New York Times. p. SM2.