George IV

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George IV
King of the United Kingdom and Hanover
Portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1822.
King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
Reign29 January 1820 – 26 June 1830
Coronation19 July 1821
PredecessorGeorge III
SuccessorWilliam IV
Born(1762-08-12)12 August 1762
St James's Palace, London, England
Died26 June 1830(1830-06-26) (aged 67)
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
SpouseCaroline of Brunswick
IssuePrincess Charlotte Augusta of Wales
Full name
George Augustus Frederick
HouseHouse of Hanover
FatherGeorge III
MotherCharlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

George IV (born as George Augustus Frederick on 12 August 1762, died on 26 June 1830) was king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820 until his death. The Regency, George's nine-year time as "Prince Regent", which started in 1811 and ended with George III's death in 1820, included winning the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. George IV's only daughter died before he did, so his younger brother became King William IV of the United Kingdom.

Ancestors[change | change source]

George IV of the United Kingdom s ancestors in three generations
George 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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