King George IV Hanover of England1,2

M, #10439, b. 12 August 1762, d. 26 June 1830
Father*King George III Hanover of England2 b. 24 May 1738, d. 29 Jan 1820
Mother*Sophia Charlotte (of Mecklenburg-Strelitz)2 b. 19 May 1744, d. 17 Nov 1818
Relationship14th cousin 5 times removed of Robert Michael Damon
Reference1VG5-TCJ

Names and TItles

Titled: King of England (George IV) from 1820 to 1830.2
     King George IV Hanover of England was born on 12 August 1762 at St. James's Palace, to, son of King George III Hanover of England and Sophia Charlotte (of Mecklenburg-Strelitz).1 King George IV Hanover of England was the son of King George III Hanover of England and Sophia Charlotte (of Mecklenburg-Strelitz).2 King George IV Hanover of England married Caroline (?), daughter of Charles William (of Brunswick) and Princess Augusta (of England).2 King George IV Hanover of England died on 26 June 1830 at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, at age 67.1 He was buried in Windsor, Berkshire, England.1
     George IV, who served as prince regent from 1811 to 1820 (see Regency)before succeeding his f ather, George III, to the throne, brought thestanding of the British monarchy lower than at a ny other time in itsmodern history. Born on Aug. 12, 1762, he consorted as a young man withhi s father's parliamentary opponents, including Charles James Fox. In1785 he illegally marrie d Mrs. Maria Fitzherbert. He subsequently deniedthe marriage in order to secure Parliament' s payment of his debts, and in1795 he married Princess Caroline of Brunswick, whom he later a ttemptedto divorce on his accession as king. Although long an ally of the Whigs,he declined t o bring them into power when he became regent, and he wasthereafter associated with deeply co nservative causes, especially themaintenance of official discrimination against Roman Catholi cs andProtestant dissenters. His personal profligacy and his treatment of QueenCaroline broug ht him great unpopularity. He spent extravagant sums on thearts. Some of the richest portion s of the royal collection and, aboveall, the Royal Pavilion at Brighton remain as monuments t o his culturalinterests. He died on June 26, 1830, and was succeeded by his brother,William I V.1 George IV's mother Sophia Charlotte (of Mecklenburg-Strelitz) died on 17 November 1818 at Kew Palace, Kew.1 King George IV Hanover of England became King of England in 1820 replacing King George III Hanover of England.2 George IV's father King George III Hanover of England died on 29 January 1820 at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 King George IV Hanover of England was replaced as King of England by King William IV (Henry) Hanover of England in 1830.2

Family

Caroline (?)
Child
ChartsEnglish Royalty
English Royalty (Indented)
Last Edited17 Aug 2003

Citations

  1. [S227] Samuel H. Sloan, ROYALFAM.GED (461 Peachstone Terrace, San Rafael CA: n.pub.). There are some wild errors in the data.
  2. [S211] The Hanoverians 1714-1837, online http://www.royal.gov.uk/history/trees/hanover.pdf. Hereinafter cited as The Hanoverians.