Prince Adrian of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

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Adrian Coburg
Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Duke of Saxony
Coat of Arms of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.svg
Born18 October 1955
Coburg, Bavaria, Germany
Died30 August 2011(2011-08-30) (aged 55)
Bern, Switzerland
Lea Rinderknecht
(m. 1984; div. 1993)

Gertrud Krieg
(m. 1997⁠–⁠2011)
IssuePrince Simon
Prince Daniel
HouseSaxe-Coburg and Gotha
FatherFriedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
MotherDenyse Henriette de Muralt
OccupationMusician, percussionist

Prince Adrian Vinzenz Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (18 October 1955 in Coburg – 30 August 2011 in Bern) was the fourth child and second son of Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

He married firstly morganatically in Bern, Switzerland civilly on 18 October and religiously on 20 October 1984, to Lea Rinderknecht (born Zürich, 5 January 1960). They had two sons, Simon (born Bern, 10 March 1985) and Daniel (born Bern, 26 January 1988), and divorced in 1993. He married secondly, also morganatically, in Bern on 11 July 1997 to Gertrud Krieg (born Olten, Solothurn, 18 March 1958), without issue.

He died on 30 August 2011 in Bern, Switzerland, aged 55.[1]



  1. ^ Theroff, Paul. "Saxony". (Paul Theroff’s Royal Genealogy Site).[self-published source][better source needed]

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Prince Adrian of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 18 October 1955
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Alexander
Line of succession to the throne of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
3rd position
Succeeded by
Prince Simon