Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

British prince, son of Queen Victoria (1850–1942)

The Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn KG, KT, KP, PC, GCMG, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, GCB, GCStJ, (Arthur William Patrick Albert; 1 May 185016 January 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, the third son and seventh child of Queen Victoria. Arthur served as the Governor General of Canada from 1911 to 1916. He was created Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Earl of Sussex in 1874. He was the longest lived issue of Queen Victoria. He died in 1942 at age 91. He was the father of the Crown Princess of Sweden.

Prince Arthur
Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Prince Arthur in 1907
10th Governor General of Canada
In office13 October 1911 – 11 November 1916
PredecessorThe Earl Grey
SuccessorThe Duke of Devonshire
MonarchGeorge V
Prime Ministers
Born(1850-05-01)1 May 1850
Buckingham Palace, London, England
Died16 January 1942(1942-01-16) (aged 91)
Bagshot Park, Surrey, England
Burial19 March 1942
Full name
Arthur William Patrick Albert Windsor
HouseWindsor (from 1917)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(until 1917)
FatherPrince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
MotherQueen Victoria of the United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1868–1942
RankField Marshal
UnitRoyal Engineers
Royal Regiment of Artillery
Rifle Brigade
Commands heldInspector-General of the Forces
Commander-in-Chief, Ireland
Third Army Corps
Aldershot Command
Southern Command
Bombay Army
Battles/warsFenian Raids Anglo-Egyptian War
AwardsVolunteer Officers' Decoration
Territorial Decoration