Princess Augusta Sophia Of Hanover Princess Of Great Britian And Ireland

Female8 November 1768–22 September 1840

Brief Life History of Augusta Sophia

When Princess Augusta Sophia Of Hanover Princess Of Great Britian And Ireland was born on 8 November 1768, in Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, King George III William Frederick Hanover of the United Kingdom, was 30 and her mother, Sophie Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, was 24. She married General Sir Brent Spencer in 1811, in England, United Kingdom. She died on 22 September 1840, in St James's Church, Walthamstow, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71, and was buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

General Sir Brent Spencer
Princess Augusta Sophia Of Hanover Princess Of Great Britian And Ireland
Marriage: 1811

Sources (10)

  • Augusta Sophia Princess Guelph, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Augusta Sophia, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"
  • Augusta in entry for George, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1811England, United Kingdom
  • World Events (5)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 33

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 40

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 47

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    feminine form of Augustus , which enjoyed a vogue in Britain towards the end of the 19th century but has since fallen out of favour.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    Augusta Sophia Frederick of Hanover daughter of Queen Charlotte and King George III of England

    British Royalty. Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Princess of Hanover, Duchess of Brunswick and Luneburg. Born Princess Augusta Sophia, she was the sixth child and second daughter of King George …

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