Prince Edward Augustus Hanover Duke of Kent

Male2 November 1767–23 January 1820

Brief Life History of Edward Augustus

When Prince Edward Augustus Hanover Duke of Kent was born on 2 November 1767, in Buckingham Palace, London, England, his father, George III William Frederick von Hanover, King of The United Kingdom, was 29 and his mother, Sophie Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, was 23. He married Princess Marie Luise Viktoria Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld on 29 May 1818, in Amorbach, Miltenberg, Bavaria, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 23 January 1820, in Sidmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 52, and was buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Prince Edward Augustus Hanover Duke of Kent
Princess Marie Luise Viktoria Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld
Marriage: 29 May 1818
Queen Alexandrina Victoria of Hanover

Sources (44)

  • Ernich Carl Grefen, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Edward Mecklenbury-Strelitz, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Duke Of Kent in entry for Victoria Maria Louisa, Royal Highness The Duchess Of Kent, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1818Amorbach, Miltenberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Children (1)

    World Events (8)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party

    Age 3

    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

    Age 8

    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

    Age 20

    The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Hannover: habitational name from the city of Hannover in Lower Saxony. The placename, first recorded in the form Honovere, is a compound of Middle Low German , hōch ‘high’ + ōver ‘bank, shore’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hannover (see 1 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    The Duchess of Kent and the then Princess Victoria (public domain) The Duke of Kent was convinced that his future child would have a good chan

    The Duchess of Kent and the then Princess Victoria (public domain) The Duke of Kent was convinced that his future child would have a good chance of inheriting the throne, even though the Duchess of …

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