Thursday, August 14, 2014

Coburg prince dead at 19

August 14, 1888

A cable to the Chicago Daily Tribune announces the death of Prince Joseph Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.   He died from an "inflammation of the lungs.

Prince Joseph Ferdinand Maria Michael Gabriel Raphael Gonzaga was born on May 21, 1869 at the Palace Leopoldina in Rio de Janeiro.  He was the third son of Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Leopoldina of Brazil.

The prince was nineteen years old.  He died yesterday at Weiner Neustadt in Austria.

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