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Leopold, Prince, first duke of Albanylocked

(1853–1884)
  • J. M. Rigg
  • , revised by K. D. Reynolds

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Leopold, Prince, first duke of Albany (1853–1884), fourth and youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, was born Leopold George Duncan Albert at Buckingham Palace on 7 April 1853. The birth was the first at which Victoria was assisted by the use of chloroform. He was early diagnosed as a haemophiliac, and suffered from epilepsy; the illness conditioned his entire life. ...

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