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
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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


Family of Prince George William of Hanover (1880–1912)
16. George III of the United Kingdom
8. Ernest Augustus I of Hanover
17. Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
4. George V of Hanover
18. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
9. Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
19. Princess Friederike Caroline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
2. Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover
20. Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
10. Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
21. Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
5. Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
22. Duke Louis of Württemberg
11. Amelia of Württemberg
23. Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
1. Prince George William of Hanover and Cumberland
24. Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
12. Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
25. Countess Friederike of Schlieben
6. Christian IX of Denmark
26. Charles of Hesse
13. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
27. Louise of Denmark
3. Princess Thyra of Denmark
28. Prince Frederick of Hesse
14. Prince William of Hesse
29. Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen
7. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel
30. Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark and Norway
15. Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark
31. Princess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

External links


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  4. The London Gazette: no. 28383. p. 4075. 10 June 1910.