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Ernest Augustus (1771–1851), king of Hanover, fifth son of George III and Queen Charlotte, was born on 5 June 1771 at Buckingham House (later Palace), St James's Park, London. His boyhood was spent at Kew, in a cottage set aside by George III...

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Ernest Augustus (1771–1851) by George Dawe, c. 1828 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George V (1819–1878), king of Hanover, was born George Frederick Alexander Charles Ernest Augustus in Berlin on 27 May 1819, and was thus three days younger than his cousin, Queen Victoria. He was the only child of Ernest Augustus (fifth son of George III...

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George IV (1762–1830) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1822 reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London

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George I (1660–1727), king of Great Britain and Ireland and elector of Hanover, was born Georg Ludwig (George Lewis) at Hanover on 28 May 1660, the first of the seven children who survived of the marriage in 1658 of Ernst August (1629–1698) of ...

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George II (1683–1760), king of Great Britain and Ireland, and elector of Hanover, son of Georg Ludwig, prince of Hanover (electoral prince 1692, elector 1698, king of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714) [see George I (1660–1727)], and Sophia Dorothea (1666–1726)...

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George III (1738–1820), king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and king of Hanover, was the second child and eldest son of Frederick Lewis, prince of Wales (1707–1751), and his wife, Augusta (1719–1772) of Saxe-Gotha. He was the first prince of Wales...

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George IV (1762–1830), king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and king of Hanover, was born at St James's Palace, London, on 12 August 1762. The eldest son of the fifteen children of George III (1738–1820) and Queen Charlotte (1744–1818)...

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George II (1683–1760) by Thomas Hudson, 1744 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William IV (1765–1837), king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and king of Hanover, was born on 21 August 1765 at Buckingham House, London, the third child and third son among the fifteen children of George III (1738–1820) and his queen, ...