Remembered best as the Prince Consort to Queen Victoria of England, Albert is also famous for his progressive ideas and for his positions as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and President of the Society of Arts.
During his early adulthood years, he studied at the University of Bonn.
He supported Great Britain's constitutional monarchy model of government by influencing his regent wife in showing diplomacy and impartiality in her negotiations with Parliament.
He was born in Schloss Rosenau, Germany, to Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Duke Ernest III of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. His marriage to England's Queen Victoria resulted in five daughters and four sons.
His oldest child and first daughter, Victoria Princess Royal, was born in 1840.