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Albert

[al-bert] /ˈæl bərt/
noun
1.
Carl (Bert) 1908–2000, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1971–77.
2.
Prince (Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emanuel, Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) 1819–61, consort of Queen Victoria.
3.
Lake. Also called Al·bert Nyan·za. a lake in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a source of the Nile. 100 miles (160 km) long; 2061 sq. mi. (5338 sq. km); 2030 feet (619 meters) above sea level.
4.
a male given name: from Old High German words meaning “noble” and “bright.”.

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

[saks-koh-burg-goh-thuh] /ˈsæksˈkoʊ bɜrgˈgoʊ θə/
noun
1.
a member of the present British royal family, from the establishment of the house in 1901 until 1917 when the family name was changed to Windsor.
2.
Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emanuel, Prince of, Albert, Prince.
3.
a former duchy in central Germany.
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British Dictionary definitions for prince of saxe-coburg-gotha

albert

/ˈælbət/
noun
1.
a kind of watch chain usually attached to a waistcoat
2.
(Brit) a standard size of notepaper, 6 × 37/8 inches
Word Origin
C19: named after Prince Albert

Albert1

/ˈælbət/
noun
1.
Lake Albert, a lake in E Africa, between the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) and Uganda in the great Rift Valley, 660 m (2200 ft) above sea level: a source of the Nile, fed by the Victoria Nile, which leaves as the Albert Nile. Area: 5345 sqkm (2064 sq miles) Former name Lake Mobutu

Albert2

/ˈælbət/
noun
1.
Prince. full name Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 1819–61, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

/sæksˈkəʊbɜːɡˈɡəʊθə/
noun
1.
the ruling house of the former German duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (until 1918) and the name of the British royal family (1901–17) through Prince Albert
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Word Origin and History for prince of saxe-coburg-gotha

Albert

masc. proper name, from German (the French form is Aubert), from Old High German Adalbert, cognate of Old English Æþelbeorht "Noble-bright" (which was sometimes metathesized as Æþelbriht, hence the surname Albright). Second element is from Proto-Germanic berhta- "bright," from PIE *bhereg- "to shine; bright, white" (see bright). It also figures in the names Egbert, Gilbert, Herbert, Hubert, Lambert. As a kind of watch chain, from 1861 (see Prince Albert).

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Encyclopedia Article for prince of saxe-coburg-gotha

Albert

antipope in 1101. He was cardinal bishop of Silva Candida when elected early in 1101 as successor to the antipope Theodoric of Santa Ruffina, who had been set up against the legitimate pope, Paschal II, by an imperial faction supporting the Holy Roman emperor Henry IV in his struggle with Paschal for supremacy. Albert's uncanonical investiture provoked rioting in Rome, and he was stripped of his insignia and briefly imprisoned in the Lateran. He was then sentenced to confinement in the monastery of San Lorenzo, north of Naples, where he remained a monk the rest of his life.

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