Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

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Prince Johannes Heinrich
Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Duke of Saxony
6th Head of the House of
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry
Tenure 7 January 1945 – 14 April 2010
Predecessor Prince Rainer
Successor Simeon II of Bulgaria
Born (1931-03-28)28 March 1931
Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
Died 14 April 2010(2010-04-14) (aged 79)
Spouse Baroness Gabrielle von Fürstenberg
(m. 1957; div. 1968)

Princess Mathilde of Saxony
(m. 1968; div. 1993)
Issue Princess Felicitas
Prince Johannes
Full name
Johannes Heinrich Friedrich Werner Konrad Rainer Maria
House Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry
Father Prince Rainer of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Mother Johanna von Károly-Patty und Vasvár
Religion Roman Catholicism

Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Johannes Heinrich Friedrich Werner Konrad Rainer Maria; Slovak: Ján Henrich, Hungarian: János Henrik; 28 March 1931, in Innsbruck – 14 April 2010, in Innsbruck)[1] was a prince of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry and the last holder of Csábrág and Szitnya, both in modern-day Slovakia, lost to the communist regime of Czechoslovakia. He was the only son of Prince Rainer of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha by his first wife, Johanna Károlyi de Károly-Patty.[1]


In Munich on 24 October 1957, Johannes Heinrich married, firstly, Baroness Gabrielle von Fürstenberg. They had one daughter:

  1. Princess Felicitas Franziska Johanna Maria Gabriela Elisabeth Pauline Helene Stephanie Leopoldine Alexandra Sophie Mathilde Josepha Anna Karoline Immaculata Emanuela (b. Sorengo, 6 April 1958), married on 15 November 1987 to Serge Trotzky, from ancient Russian nobility[citation needed], and has issue.[1][2][3]

Johannes Heinrich and Gabrielle were divorced on 4 July 1968.[4] Four months later, in Munich on 12 November 1968, Johannes Heinrich married, secondly, Princess Mathilde of Saxony, a medical doctor and granddaughter of King Frederick Augustus III of Saxony. They had one son:

  1. Johannes Albert Leopold Frederick Christian (b. Innsbruck, 17 November 1969 – killed in climbing accident, Ortler, 21 August 1987).

Johannes Heinrich and Mathilde divorced on 27 August 1993.[4] Johannes Heinrich also had an illegitimate daughter named Christine Johanna Wieser (b. 29 March 1968 in Innsbruck) with Dr. Med. Edda Wieser (6. November 1940 - 16. December 1996).[citation needed]

After the death of Johannes Heinrich, the heir to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-Koháry is the former King Simeon II of Bulgaria, due to the exclusion of Johannes Heinrich's uncle Philipp Josias Maria Joseph Ignatius Michael Gabriel Raphael Gonzaga (Walterskirchen, 18 August 1901 – Vienna 31 Dec 1994), married morganatically on 23 April 1944 to Sarah Aurelia Halasz, and his descendants (their only son and four grandchildren were barred from the succession).



  1. ^ a b c Marek, Miroslav. "Complete Genealogy of the House of Wetttin". (Genealogy.EU). [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ retrieved 18-01-10.
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  4. ^ a b retrieved 18-01-10.