Thursday, June 2, 2011

Empire of the Coburgs

I found an interesting page on the website of the House Saxe-Coburg-Gotha called "Coburg and Europe" which shows the many different countries married into by the Coburg family, the Royal Family of Belgium, Great Britain and by various brides parts of many other dynasties. Those who gave connections to Germany, Greece, Russia, Romania, Sweden, Portugal, Bulgaria, Mexico, Austria, Italy and Luxembourg are all listed. I made up the map above to give a better picture of the huge portion of the earth ruled over by various members of the Coburg family. Even though there were marriage ties with the French, I did not include them since they will insist on being a republic. But what an awesome sight to see how various matches put this family from a tiny German duchy north of Bavaria to such fantastic heights of influence.

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