Within two years, four of Louise's closest family members died - her father, brother, younger son and mother. Vicky, now Dowager Empress Frederick, took sympathy on Louise and persuaded her mother to confer Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, First Class, on her. Frederick died on 28 September 1907, and their eldest son succeeded as Frederick II.
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (Russian: Мария Александровна; 17 October [O.S. 5 October] 1853 – 24 October 1920) was the fifth child and only surviving daughter of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine; she was Duchess of Edinburgh and later Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as the wife of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach: 6. John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach: 13. Countess Sophie Margarete of Oettingen-Oettingen: 3. Princess Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach: 14. John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach: 7. Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach: 15. Johannetta, Countess of Sayn-Altenkirchen
Empress Matilda (Maud), granddaughter of William I (Norman), great-great-granddaughter of Edmund II (Saxon), was the first person to unite the families in this line. Her son, Henry II, was the first monarch descended from both these families.-8. Egbert of Wessex First King of England-7. Aethelwulf of Wessex-6. Alfred the Great-5. Edward the ...
Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach: 1 March 1683 22 August 1705 27 September 1714 George Augustus: 11 June 1727 Husband acceded to throne as George II; became Queen Consort: 20 November 1737 Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg: 30 November 1719 17 April 1736 Frederick Louis: 31 March 1751 Husband's death; became Dowager Princess of Wales: 8 February 1772
In 1926, the couple had their first child, Princess Elizabeth—"Lilibet" to the family—who would later become Queen Elizabeth II. Albert and Elizabeth, without their child, travelled to Australia to open Parliament House in Canberra in 1927. She was, in her own words, "very miserable at leaving the baby".
The Teutonic Order lost eastern Prussia when Grand Master Albert of Brandenburg-Ansbach converted to Lutheranism and secularized the Prussian branch of the Teutonic Order in 1525. Albert established himself as the first duke of the Duchy of Prussia and a vassal of the Polish crown by the Prussian Homage .