Christian Friedrich Stockmar, baron a German physician, born in Coburg, Aug. 22, 1787, died there, July 9, 1863. He practised medicine at Coburg, and in 1814 - 15 in the army. In 1816 he became physician to Prince Leopold, and soon afterward his private secretary, and was comptroller of his household till after his accession in 1831 to the Belgian throne. Subsequently Leopold sent him to London to assist the princess and future queen Victoria with his advice. In 1836 he arranged the marriage of Prince Ferdinand of Coburg with Queen Maria II. of Portugal, and in 1837 accompanied Prince Albert to Italy. He was the trusted friend of the Coburg princes and other high personages, especially of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, to whom he made a long visit every year till 1857. In 1858 he aided in the negotiations for the marriage of the present crown prince of Prussia with the English princess royal. The latter designed the monument erected to him at Coburg. He received the title of baron from several sovereigns. - See Denkuurdigkeiten aus den Papieren des Freiherrn Christian Friedrich von Stockmar, by Ernst von Stockmar (Brunswick, 1872; English translation, edited by Max Mtiller, "Memoirs of Baron Stockmar," 2 vols., London, 1873).