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William IV of the United Kingdom

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William IV
King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
King of Scotland
Reign26 June 1830 – 20 June 1837
Coronation8 September 1831
17 December 1835 (Scotland)
PredecessorGeorge IV
SuccessorQueen Victoria
Born21 August 1764
Buckingham Palace, London, England
Died20 June 1837(1837-06-20) (aged 72)
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Burial
Spouse
HouseHanover
FatherGeorge III
MotherCharlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1764 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. William, the third son of George III of the United Kingdom and younger brother and successor to George IV was the last person to rule both the United Kingdom and Hanover. His niece, Victoria, ruled only the United Kingdom, not Hanover.

He lived for 20 years with Sophia Jordan. They had ten children.

Early life[change | change source]

William, Henry was born in 21 August 1765 to the king of England, George the third. At the buckingham House. He was baptized in 20 September 1765. He joined the royal navy at the age of 13, as a midshipman. He served in the battle of cape st Vincent.


In 1785, he became a lieutenant. And was put in the West Indies. He wanted to be a duke like his older brothers, but his father said nuh uh. He had an affair with a women named Doro Jordan from 1791, and she mothered 10 children of his. In 1820 when his father died he became second in line for him to be king. In 1827, he became the first when his older brother died. And in 1830 June 26th when one of his older brothers died too, he became king and was crowned in 8 September, 1831.

Ancestors[change | change source]

William 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
Mother:
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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