Prince George William of Hanover (1880–1912)

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Prince George William
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Born (1880-10-28)28 October 1880
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
Died 20 May 1912(1912-05-20) (aged 31)
Nackel, Brandenburg, Germany
Full name
George William Christian Albert Edward Alexander Frederick Valdemar Ernest Adolph
German: Georg Wilhelm Christian Albrecht Eduard Alexander Friedrich Waldemar Ernst Adolf[1]
House Hanover
Father Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
Mother Princess Thyra of Denmark

Prince George William of Hanover (Georg Wilhelm Christian Albert Edward Alexander Friedrich Waldemar Ernst Adolf Prinz von Hannover[1]), Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg[2] (born 28 October 1880 in Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary; died 20 May 1912 in Nackel, Brandenburg, Germany[1][2]) 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 served as Captain of the 42nd Regiment of Austria.[3] He was made an honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order by King George V of the United Kingdom on 8 June 1910.[4] The prince died in a motor accident on 20 May 1912 at age 31 at Nackel, Brandenburg, Germany.[1] He was at the wheel of his car en route to the funeral of his uncle, Frederick VIII of Denmark.[2] At the time of his death, George William was unmarried and left no issue. He was known to his family by the nickname "Plumpy."[1]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

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

Honours and awards


External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Georg Wilhelm Hanover, Prince of Hanover". Retrieved 21 July 2008. External link in |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Allan Raymond (24 June 2008). "Hanover Royal Family". Monarchies of Europe website. Retrieved 17 August 2008. External link in |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  4. The London Gazette: no. 28383. p. 4075. 10 June 1910.