Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
|Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein|
|Tenure||2 August 1898 – 22 February 1921|
30 April 1881|
|Died||21 January 1967
Schloss Taxis, Dischingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
|Burial||St. Augustin, Coburg|
|Spouse||Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein|
|House||Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry|
|Father||Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
|Mother||Princess Louise of Belgium|
Princess Dorothea Maria Henriette Auguste Louise of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (30 April 1881 – 21 January 1967) was a princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (German: Prinzessin von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) by birth and the duchess of Schleswig-Holstein (German: Herzogin zu Sachsen) through her marriage to Ernst Gunther, duke of Schleswig-Holstein. Dorothea was born in Vienna, Austria, the second child and only daughter of Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Louise of Belgium.
Marriage and children
Dorothea married Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, fifth child and third-eldest son of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, on 2 August 1898 in Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Dorothea and Ernst Gunther had no children. In 1920, they adopted Princess Marie Luise (1908–1969) and Prince Johann Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1911–1941), son and daughter of Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and his wife Countess Ortrud of Ysenburg und Büdingen. Marie Luise and Johann Georg were grandchildren of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, an older brother of Christian IX of Denmark.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- Her Highness Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony (30 April 1881 – 2 August 1898)
- Her Highness The Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein (2 August 1898 – 22 February 1921)
- Her Highness The Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein (22 February 1921 – 21 January 1967)
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- Paul Theroff. "SAXONY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- La fortune de Dora. Une petite-fille de Léopold II chez les nazis (Olivier Defrance & Joseph van Loon, Racine, Brussels), 2013