Saxe-Coburg-Gotha


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Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

(sæksˈkəʊbɜːɡˈɡəʊθə)
n
(Biography) the ruling house of the former German duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (until 1918) and the name of the British royal family (1901–17) through Prince Albert

Saxe-Co•burg-Go•tha

(ˈsæksˈkoʊ bɜrgˈgoʊ θə)

n.
1. a member of the present British royal family, from the establishment of the house in 1901 until 1917 when the family name was changed to Windsor.
2. Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emanuel, Prince of, Albert, Prince.
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Noun1.Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - the name of the royal family that ruled Great Britain from 1901-1917Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - the name of the royal family that ruled Great Britain from 1901-1917; the name was changed to Windsor in 1917 in response to anti-German feelings in World War I
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
Albert Edward, Edward VII, Edward - King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)
George V, George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865-1936)
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Our Royal Family are from the German house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
1917: The British Royal Family adopted the name House of Windsor in place of House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
1840: Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
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He ascended to the throne as a child in 1943, was forced into exile by the communists three years later, but ran as Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and was elected prime minister of his country for two terms beginning in 2001.
1917:Amid anti-German feeling in World War I, the British Royal Family adopted the name House of Windsor in place of House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
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AUNTIL 1917 the Royals' surname was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.