Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Alfred Ernest Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) R.N.
Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Alfred Ernest Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) R.N.

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Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Alfred Ernest Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) R.N.Explanation
Second son and fourth child of Queen Victoria and and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
6 August 1844 Born
24 May 1866 Created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Kent and Earl of Ulster in the peerage of the United Kingdom
23 January 1874 Married the Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna (1853-1920), daughter of Alexander II, tsar of Russia, at St Petersburg
22 August 1893 Accended to the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, after the death of his uncle, Ernst II
30 July 1900 Died (Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, of throat cancer)
24 February 1863Lieutenant
23 February 1866Captain (from Lieutenant)
28 December 1878Rear-Admiral
30 November 1882Vice-Admiral
18 October 1887Admiral
3 June 1893Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
27 October 18589 November 1860Naval cadet/Midshipman in Euryalus, commanded by John Walter Tarleton, Mediterranean, then (1860) to Cape of Good Hope
January 1861April 1862Midshipman in St George, commanded by Hon. Francis Egerton, North America and West Indies, then (May 1862) Channel squadron, then (November 1862) Mediterranean
12 June 186323 February 1866Lieutenant in Racoon, commanded by Count Gleichen, coast of Scotland, Norway and the Mediterranean
22 January 18672 June 1871Captain in Galatea (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Plymouth), undertaking an extensive world tour to South America, the Cape, Australia, China, India and Japan (interrupted on 12 March 1868, by a Fenian assassination attempt at Sydney, when the ship returned to England to allow him to recover)
25 February 187627 April 1878Captain in Sultan, Mediterranean
27 April 187823 December 1878Captain in Black Prince (until paying off at Portsmouth), Mediterranean
November 18791882Commander of the Naval Reserve
3 December 1883December 1884Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron
5 February 188611 March 1889Commander-in-chief, Mediterranean
4 August 18902 June 1893Commander-in-chief, Devonport

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