Prince George William of Hanover and Cumberland


Prince George William of Hanover and Cumberland

Infobox Hanoverian Royalty|highness
name = Prince George William
title = Earl of Armagh
spouse =
issue =
royal house = House of Hanover
full name = George William Christian Albert Edward Alexander Frederick Valdemar Ernest Adolph
" _de. Georg Wilhelm Christian Albrecht Eduard Alexander Friedrich Waldemar Ernst Adolf"cite web | url=http://thepeerage.com/p10169.htm#i101685| title=Georg Wilhelm Hanover, Prince of Hanover | date=10 May 2003 | accessdate=2008-07-21 | publisher= [http://thePeerage.com thePeerage.com] | author=Darryl Lundy]
titles = "HRH" Prince Georg William of Hanover and Cumberland, Earl of Armagh
father = Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
mother = Princess Thyra of Denmark
date of birth = birth date|1880|10|28|df=yes
place of birth = Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
date of death = death date and age|1912|5|20|1880|10|28|df=yes
place of death = Nackel, Brandenburg, Germany|

Prince George William of Hanover and Cumberland ("Georg Wilhelm Christian Albert Edward Alexander Friedrich Waldemar Ernst Adolf Prinz von Hannover und Cumberland"), Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 28 October 1880 in Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary; died 20 May 1912 in Nackel, Brandenburg, Germany) was the eldest son of Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover (1845-1923) and Princess Thyra of Denmark (1853-1933), the youngest daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906) and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) (1817-1898). George William was a great-great-grandson of George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818).

Personal life

George William received the courtesy title "Earl of Armagh" as the heir apparent to the Dukedom of Cumberland and Teviotdale in the Peerage of Great Britain. He served as Captain of the 42nd Regiment of Austria during World War I. The prince died in a motor accident on 20 May 1912 at age 31 at Nackel, Brandenburg, Germany. He was at the wheel of his car en route to the funeral of his uncle, Frederick VIII of Denmark.cite web | url=http://www.btinternet.com/~allan_raymond/Hanover_Royal_Family.htm| title=Hanover Royal Family | date=24 June 2008 | accessdate=2008-08-17 | publisher= [http://www.btinternet.com/~allan_raymond/Monarchies_of_Europe.htm Monarchies of Europe website] | author=Allan Raymond] At the time of his death, George William was unmarried and left no issue. He was known to his family by the nickname "Plumpy."

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

*28 October 1880 - 20 May 1912: "His Royal Highness" Prince George William of Hanover and Cumberland, Earl of Armagh, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Ancestry

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1=1. Prince George William of Hanover and Cumberland
2=2. Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
3=3. Princess Thyra of Denmark
4=4. George V of Hanover
5=5. Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
6=6. Christian IX of Denmark
7=7. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel
8=8. Ernest Augustus I of Hanover
9=9. Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
10=10. Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
11=11. Amelia of Württemberg
12=12. Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
13=13. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
14=14. Prince William of Hesse
15=15. Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark
16=16. George III of the United Kingdom
17=17. Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
18=18. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
19=19. Princess Friederike Caroline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
20=20. Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
21=21. Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
22=22. Duke Louis of Württemberg
23=23. Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
24=24. Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
25=25. Countess Friederike of Schlieben
26=26. Charles of Hesse
27=27. Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway
28=28. Prince Frederick of Hesse
29=29. Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen
30=30. Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark and Norway
31=31. Princess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

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