The Medical Lives of History`s Famous People

The Implications of the Hemophilia of Queen Victoria

Author(s): William James Maloney

Pp: 65-70 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608059362114010013

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Queen Victoria reigned over Great Britain from 1840 to 1901. Her marriage to Albert resulted in nine offspring. These children later married into various royal families of Europe bringing with them the genetic trait for hemophilia. Hemophilia is a hereditary blood disorder in which the blood does not clot in the usual manner. The fact that Victoria was a carrier for hemophilia raises the logical question of why there were no signs of hemophilia in any of her male ancestors.

Keywords: Blood disorder, Christmas Disease, clot, Eugenie, fibrinolysis, genetics, hemophilia, hereditary, Leopold, Rasputin, reign, the royal disease, throne.

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