William IV von Hannover King of The United Kingdom

Male21 August 1765–20 June 1837

Brief Life History of William IV

When William IV von Hannover King of The United Kingdom was born on 21 August 1765, in Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, George III William Frederick Hanover King of The United Kingdom, was 27 and his mother, Sophie Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, was 21. He married Adelaide Saxe-Meiningen on 13 July 1818, in Kew, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1779. He died on 20 June 1837, in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71, and was buried in Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William IV von Hannover King of The United Kingdom
Dorothea Bland or Jordan
George Augustus FitzClarence 1st Earl of Munster
Henry Edward FitzClarence
Sophia FitzClarence
Mary FitzClarence
Frederick FitzClarence
Elizabeth FitzClarence
Lord Adolphus FitzClarence
Lady Augusta FitzClarence
Augustus FitzClarence
Amelia FitzClarence

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  • William Henry V. Clarekoe in entry for Charlotte Auguste Louise V. Clarekoe, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • William Henry Duke Of Clarence in entry for Elizabeth Georgiana Adelaide Princess, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • King William IV in entry for William Harry Hay, Earl Of Erroll, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"

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1801 · The Act of Union

Age 36

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 43

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 50

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

Name Meaning

Altered form of Welsh Vaughan .

Chinese: variant of Wong .

Cambodian: written វ៉ុន, unexplained.

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

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Brief History of King William IV

William IV (1765-1837): King of England, third son of George III, was born at Buckingham Palace on August 21, 1765. In 1779, he was sent to sea and became a midshipman under Admiral Digby. During th …

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