Adelaide Saxe-Meiningen

Female13 August 1792–2 December 1849

Brief Life History of Adelaide

When Adelaide Saxe-Meiningen was born on 13 August 1792, in Meiningen, Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Thuringia, Germany, her father, Georg Friedrich Karl von Sachsen-Meiningen, was 31 and her mother, Princess Louise von Stolberg-Gedern von Württemberg, was 27. She married King William IV of the United Kingdom on 13 July 1818, in Kew, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 2 December 1849, in Stanmore, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 57, and was buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

King William IV of the United Kingdom
Adelaide Saxe-Meiningen
Marriage: 13 July 1818
Princess Charlotte Augusta Louisa Hannover
Stillborn Hanover
Princess Elizabeth Georgiana Adelaide Hannover
Hanover 1
Hanover 2

Sources (13)

  • Adelaide Amelia Louisa Teresa Carolina, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Amelia Adelaide Louisa Theresa Carolina, Queen Dowager Princess Duchess Of Clarence, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1818Kew, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 9

    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.

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 10

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

    1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

    Age 21

    On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

    Name Meaning

    Of Germanic origin (via French Adélaïde ), from adal ‘noble’ + heid ‘kind, sort’. It was borne in the 10th century by the wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great. She became regent after his death and was revered as a saint. The given name increased in popularity in England during the 19th century, when it was borne by the wife of King William IV; she was the daughter of the ruler of the German duchy of Saxe-Meiningen. The Australian city of Adelaide was named in her honour.

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

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    en.Wikipedia Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

    Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (Adelaide Amelia Louise Theresa Caroline; 13 August 1792 – 2 December 1849) was Queen of the United Kingdom and Hanover as the wife of King William IV. Adelaide was the daug …

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