Today in History / OnThisDay - August 24th. 1890 - Death of Constanze Therese Adelheit Geiger

Constanze Therese Adelheit Geiger was born on October 16th. 1835
in Vienna as a daughter of Joseph Geiger (composer) and
Theresia Geiger (milliner).

Source picture: Wikipedia

Constanze 's musical talent became soon clear. At the age of 6
she was a concert pianist and at the age of 13 she gave performances.
Constanze became very famous as composer and actress and she
even was a good friend of Johann Strauss.

On October 12th. 1860 Constanze bore a son Franz. The father was
Prince Leopold of Saxe- Coburg and Gotha

Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the third son of
Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and
Maria Anronia Koháry. 

Prince Ferdinand was an elder brother of inter alia:
King Leopold of Belgium;
Princess Victoria (mother of Queen Victoria).

Constanze married Prince Leopold on April 23rd. 1861. In 1862
Hertzog Ernst II of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha gave her the title of

The couple lived in Schloss Friedrichsthal near Gotha and in
Villa Constance in Paris (France).

Leopold died on May 20th. 1884. He was buried in Coburg.
Constanze died on August 24th. 1890. She was buried at
Montmartre in Paris.

The picture of Constanze 's tomb was taken by Guido Logie. He is the
creator of the blog Voorbijgang (written in Dutch). You can find his
blog on this link

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