Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

Prince of Great Britain; father of Queen Victoria (1767-1820)

Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn was the fourth son of George III of the United Kingdom.

Prince Edward
Duke of Kent and Strathearn
Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn by Sir William Beechey.jpg
Portrait by Sir William Beechey, 1818 (originally owned by Mme de Saint-Laurent)
Born(1767-11-02)2 November 1767
Buckingham House, London, England
Died23 January 1820(1820-01-23) (aged 52)
Woolbrook Cottage, Sidmouth, England
Burial12 February 1820[1]
Spouse
IssueQueen Victoria
Full name
Edward Augustus
HouseHanover
FatherGeorge III of the United Kingdom
MotherCharlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Military career
Allegiance Kingdom of Great Britain
 United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
(active service)
Years of service1786–1805
(active service)
RankField Marshal
(active service)
Unit7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers)
Commands held
Battles/wars
AwardsMentioned in dispatches

Edwaard Augustus married in 1818 Princess Victoria Duchess of Kent. He had one daughter, who was later Queen Victoria. He died when his daughter was six months old in 1819.

AncestorsEdit

Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearns ancestors in three generations
Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn Father:
George III of the United Kingdom
Paternal Grandfather:
Frederick, Prince of Wales
Paternal Great-grandfather:
George II of Great Britain
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Caroline of Ansbach
Paternal Grandmother:
Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst
Mother:
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Maternal Grandfather:
. Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Prince of Mirow
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Adolf Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Christiane Emilie of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Maternal Grandmother:
Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Ernest Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Royal Burials in the Chapel since 1805". College of St George. stgeorges-windsor.org. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2012.