Princess Mathilde of Saxony (b. 1936)
|Duchess of Saxony
prev. Princess Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
17 January 1936 |
Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
|Spouse||Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
|Father||Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen|
|Mother||Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis|
Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (German: Mathilde Maria Josepha Anna Xaveria, Prinzessin von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen; born 17 January 1936 in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany) is a Princess of Saxony and member of the House of Wettin by birth and a Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as consort to Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Mathilde is the fifth and youngest child of Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen and his wife, Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis, and a younger sister of Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen, the late head of the Royal House of Saxony and senior claimant to the defunct throne of the Kingdom of Saxony.
Marriage and issue
Mathilde married Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eldest son of Prince Rainer of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his first wife Johanna Károlyi de Károly-Patty, civilly in Munich on 15 October 1968 and religiously at Andechs Abbey on 12 November 1968. Mathilde and Johannes Heinrich divorced in 1993. The couple had one son:
- Prince Johannes Albert Leopold Frederick Christian of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Innsbruck, 17 November 1969 - Ortler, 21 August 1987); killed in a skiing accident.
|Saxon royal family|
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 17 January 1936 – 15 October 1968: Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
- 15 October 1968 – 1993: Her Royal Highness Princess Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess and Duchess of Saxony
- 1993 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
- Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Mathilde Maria Josepha Anna Xaveria Prinzessin von Sachsen". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-04. External link in
- Paul Theroff. "SAXONY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-01-04.