|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Dutch Wikipedia. (July 2009)|
|Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein
|Dorothea and Ernst-Günther of Schleswig-Holstein in 1901|
|Spouse||Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein|
|Marie Luise (adopted)
Johann Georg (adopted)
|German: Dorothea Maria Henriette Auguste Louise|
|House||House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
|Father||Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
|Mother||Princess Louise-Marie of Belgium|
30 April 1881|
|Died||21 January 1967
Schloss Taxis, Dischingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Dorothea Maria Henriette Auguste Louise (30 April 1881, Vienna, Austria – 21 January 1967, Schloss Taxis, Dischingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) was a princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (German: Prinzessin von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) by birth and the duchess of Schleswig-Holstein (German: Herzogin zu Sachsen) through her marriage to Ernst Gunther, duke of Schleswig-Holstein. Dorothea was the second child and only daughter of Philipp, prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and his wife Louise-Marie, princess of Belgium.
Dorothea married Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, fifth child and third-eldest son of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, on 2 August 1898 in Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Dorothea and Ernst Gunther had no children. In 1920, they adopted Princess Marie Luise (1908–1969) and Prince Johann Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1911–1941), son and daughter of Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and his wife Countess Ortrud of Ysenburg und Büdingen. Marie Luise and Johann Georg were grandchildren of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, an older brother of Christian IX of Denmark.
|Ancestors of Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Cadet branch of the House of WettinBorn: 30 April 1881 Died: 21 January 1967
|Titles in pretence|
Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
|— TITULAR —
Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein
2 August 1898 – 22 February 1921
Reason for succession failure:
Duchy annexed by Prussia in 1866
Title next held byPrincess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
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