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William IV of the United Kingdom






Reign

King of the United Kingdom
June 26, 1830 - June 20, 1837  (6 years) (64-71)
Preceded by George IV of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by Victoria of the United Kingdom


King of Hanover
June 26, 1830 - June 20, 1837  (6 years) (64-71)
Preceded by George IV of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by Ernest Augustus of Hanover


Life Data

Full Name William Henry
House Hanover
Birth

August 21, 1765

London, the United Kingdom

Death

June 20, 1837  (71 years)

Berkshire, the United Kingdom


Parents

George III, King of the United Kingdom
Birth June 4, 1738
Father Frederick, Prince of Wales  (1707-51)
Mother Augusta, Princess of Saxe-Gotha  (1719-72)
Death January 29, 1820  (81 years)


Charlotte, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Birth May 19, 1744
Father Charles Louis Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz  (1708-52)
Mother Elisabeth Albertine, Princess of Saxe-Hildburghausen  (1713-61)
Death November 17, 1818  (74 years)


Siblings

1. George IV, King of the United Kingdom
Birth August 12, 1762
Wife Caroline, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel  (1768-1821) (m.1795)
Death June 26, 1830  (67 years)


2. Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
Birth August 16, 1763
Wife Frederica Charlotte, Princess of Prussia  (1767-1820) (m.1791)
Death January 5, 1827  (63 years)


3. Charlotte, Princess Royal of Great Britain
Birth September 29, 1766
Husband Frederick I, King of Württemberg  (1754-1816) (m.1797)
Death October 5, 1828  (62 years)


4. Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
Birth November 2, 1767
Wife Victoria, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld  (1786-1861) (m.1818)
Death January 23, 1820  (52 years)


5. Augusta Sophia, Princess of the United Kingdom
Birth November 8, 1768
Death September 22, 1840  (71 years)


6. Elizabeth, Princess of the United Kingdom
Birth May 22, 1770
Husband Frederick VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg  (1769-1829) (m.1818)
Death January 10, 1840  (69 years)


7. Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover
Birth June 5, 1771
Wife Frederica, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz  (1778-1841) (m.1815)
Death November 18, 1851  (80 years)


8. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex
Birth January 27, 1773
First Wife Augusta, Lady Murray  (1761-1830) (m.1793 a.1794)
Second Wife Cecilia, Lady Underwood  (1789-1873) (m.1831)
Death April 12, 1843  (70 years)


9. Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
Birth February 24, 1774
Wife Augusta, Princess of Hesse-Kassel  (1797-1889) (m.1818)
Death July 8, 1850  (76 years)


10. Mary, Princess of the United Kingdom
Birth April 25, 1776
Husband William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh  (1776-1834) (m.1816)
Death April 30, 1857  (81 years)


11. Sophia, Princess of the United Kingdom
Birth November 3, 1777
Death May 27, 1848  (70 years)


12. Octavius, Prince of Great Britain
Birth February 23, 1779
Death May 3, 1783  (4 years)


13. Alfred, Prince of Great Britain
Birth September 22, 1780
Death August 20, 1782  (1 year)


14. Amelia, Princess of the United Kingdom
Birth August 7, 1783
Death November 2, 1810  (27 years)


Paternal Grandparents

Frederick, Prince of Wales
Birth February 1, 1707
Father George II, King of Great Britain  (1683-1760)
Mother Caroline, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach  (1683-1737)
Death March 31, 1751  (44 years)


Augusta, Princess of Saxe-Gotha
Birth November 30, 1719
Father Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg  (1676-1732)
Mother Magdalena Augusta, Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst  (1679-1740)
Death February 8, 1772  (52 years)


Maternal Grandparents

Charles Louis Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Birth February 23, 1708
Father Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz  (1658-1708)
Mother Christiane Emilie, Princess of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen  (1681-1751)
Death June 5, 1752  (44 years)


Elisabeth Albertine, Princess of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Birth August 4, 1713
Father Ernest Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen  (1681-1724)
Mother Sophia Albertine, Countess of Erbach-Erbach  (1683-1742)
Death June 29, 1761  (47 years)


Wife

Adelaide, Princess of Saxe-Meiningen
Birth August 13, 1792
Father Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen  (1761-1803)
Mother Louise Eleonore, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg  (1763-1837)
Death December 2, 1849  (57 years)
Marriage
July 11, 1818 - June 20, 1837  (18 years, died)


Child 1

Charlotte, Princess of Clarence
Full Name Charlotte Augusta Louisa
Birth March 27, 1819
Death March 27, 1819  (1 day)


Child 2

Elizabeth, Princess of Clarence
Full Name Elizabeth Georgiana Adelaide
Birth December 10, 1820
Death March 4, 1821  (2 months)
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