1819, Feb 101861, Dec 14
the husband of Queen Victoria. He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to a family connected to many of Europe's ruling monarchs. At the age of 20, he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, with whom he would ultimately have nine children. Initially he felt constrained by his position as consort, which did not confer any power or duties upon him, but he soon began to lend his support to many public causes, such as educational reform and the worldwide abolition of slavery, and took on the responsibilities of running the Queen's household, estates and office. He was heavily involved with the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851, which was a resounding success.
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02/10/1840-British queen Victoria marries her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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