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
Tenure7 January 1945 – 14 April 2010
PredecessorPrince Rainer
SuccessorSimeon II of Bulgaria
Born(1931-03-28)28 March 1931
Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
Died14 April 2010(2010-04-14) (aged 79)
Baroness Gabrielle von Fürstenberg
(m. 1957; div. 1968)

Princess Mathilde of Saxony
(m. 1968; div. 1993)
IssuePrincess Felicitas
Prince Johannes
Full name
Johannes Heinrich Friedrich Werner Konrad Rainer Maria
HouseSaxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry
FatherPrince Rainer of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
MotherJohanna von Károly-Patty und Vasvár
ReligionRoman 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:

  • Princess Felicitas Franziska Johanna Maria Gabriela Elisabeth Pauline Helene Stephanie Leopoldine Alexandra Sophie Mathilde Josepha Anna Karoline Immaculata Emanuela of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. Sorengo, 6 April 1958) she married Serge Trotzky, from ancient Russian nobility[citation needed] on 15 November 1987. They have seven children:[1][2][3]
    • Konstantin Trotzky (16 March 1988)
    • Marie-Eudoxie Trotzky (29. June 1989), who married Count Leo Czernin von und zu Chudenitz in September 2017.
    • Nikolaus Trotzky (9 July 1991)
    • Xenia Trotzky (25. February 1993)
    • Tatjana Trotzky (1996)
    • Alexander Trotzky (21. May 2003)

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. Prince Johannes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (17 November 1969–21 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's morganatic marriage 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.