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William Henry Hanover

Born: 1765 AD
Died: 1837 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Grand Duke, King, Monarch, Prince

1765 – William Henry Hanover, born on the 21st of August in Buckingham Palace, London, England. He was the son of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was so delighted to become king, on the death of his brother George IV, that he drove round London personally greeting his new subjects.

1779 – He had served in the Royal Navy and commanded ships.

1789 – He was made a Rear Admiral, the same year he was created Duke of Clarence.

1811 – He became admiral of the Fleet.

1818 – Married Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. His two daughters of to Adelaide, died in infancy and his heir was his niece, Victoria.

1830 – 1837 – Reigned as King of England.

1830 – He became king at 65 and his great ambition was to live long enough for Victoria to reach her majority at age 18.

1837 – Died on the 20th of June in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England due to Heart Failure.