William IV of the United Kingdom

King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 1830 to 1837
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William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1764 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. William, the third son of George III of the United Kingdom and younger brother and successor to George IV was the last person to rule both the United Kingdom and Hanover. His niece, Victoria, ruled only the United Kingdom, not Hanover.

William IV
King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
King of Scotland
Reign26 June 1830 – 20 June 1837
Coronation8 September 1831
17 December 1835 (Scotland)
PredecessorGeorge IV
SuccessorQueen Victoria
Born21 August 1764
Buckingham Palace, London, England
Died20 June 1837(1837-06-20) (aged 72)
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
FatherGeorge III
MotherCharlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

He lived for 20 years with Sophia Jordan. They had ten children.

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All William IV's legitimate children (children with his wife) died before he became king, so they were therefore styled as Prince/Princess of Clarence with the style of Royal Highness.

Name Birth Death Full Name
Princess Charlotte of Clarence 27 March 1819, Hanover 27 March 1819, Hanover Charlotte Augusta Louisa
Princess Elizabeth of Clarence 10 December 1820, St. James's Palace 4 March 1821, St. James's Palace Elizabeth Georgiana Adelaide

Illegitimate children with Sophia Jordan change

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William IV of the United Kingdom 's ancestors in three generations
William IV of the United Kingdom 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
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

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