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Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

1884 - 1954

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Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Leopold Charles Edward George Albert, German: Leopold Carl Eduard Georg Albert; 19 July 1884 – 6 March 1954) was the last reigning duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 30 July 1900 until 1918. A male-line grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, he was also until 1919 a Prince of the United Kingdom and from birth held the British titles of Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow.Charles Edward was a controversial figure in the United Kingdom due to his status as the sovereign Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which was part of the German Empire, during World War I. On 14 November 1918, however, after a revolution in Germany, he was forced to abdicate as Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and lost his rights to the ducal throne.In 1919, Charles Edward was deprived of his British peerages, his title of Prince and Royal Highness and his British honours for having fought in the German Army (eventually as a General) during WWI; he was labelled a "traitor peer".Charles Edward later joined the Nazi Party as well as the Sturmabteilung (SA, or Brownshirts), in which he reached the position of Obergruppenführer. Charles Edward served in a number of positions in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, including President of the German Red Cross from 1933–45. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha has received more than 1,327,049 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha is the 4,294th most popular politician (down from 4,163rd in 2019), the 969th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 891st in 2019) and the 165th most popular British Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha ranks 4,294 out of 15,710Before him are Rudolph III of Burgundy, Emperor Shunzong of Tang, Vojislav Šešelj, Andrew, Duke of Calabria, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia, and Munjong of Goryeo. After him are François Fillon, Tewodros II, Inge II of Norway, Yusef of Morocco, Treniota, and Duke Huan of Qi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1884, Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha ranks 42Before him are Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Étienne Gilson, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Petru Groza, Hugo Schmeisser, and Clark L. Hull. After him are Antonín Zápotocký, Zinaida Serebriakova, Hugo Gernsback, Georges Duhamel, Robert J. Flaherty, and Prince Adalbert of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1954, Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha ranks 29Before him are Charles Ives, Léon Jouhaux, Martin Andersen Nexø, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Thea von Harbou, and Gideon Sundback. After him are Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Franco Alfano, Archduke Eugen of Austria, Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels, Sadriddin Ayni, and Stig Dagerman.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha ranks 969 out of 6,924Before him are Æthelbald, King of Wessex (831), Joseph Chamberlain (1836), Clementine Churchill (1885), Winifred Wagner (1897), Samuel Crompton (1753), and John Hanning Speke (1827). After him are Thomas Willis (1621), W. O. Bentley (1888), Derek Barton (1918), Dirk Bogarde (1921), Bob Hope (1903), and Oliver Smithies (1925).

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