NOTES: Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, a.k.a.: The Prince Consort of Queen Victoria; Christened: (Francis) Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; He was an active and effective patron of the arts and sciences, organizing such enterprises as the epochal Great Exhibition of 1851 to stimulate the growth of British commerce, industry and national pride. Although regarded by many Britons as a meddling foreigner, Albert succeeded in strengthening the monarchy and in encouraging social progress. Overburdened with work, he succumbed to typhoid fever at the age of 42.
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