Frederick, Prince of Wales

Frederick, Prince of Wales

Born Feb 1, 1707

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1707 Birth Prince Frederick Louis was born on 1 February 1707 in Hanover, Germany, as Duke Friedrich Ludwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg, to Prince George, son of George, Elector of Hanover, who was also one of Frederick's two godfathers. … Read More


1722 15 Years Old In 1722, Frederick was inoculated against smallpox by Charles Maitland on the instructions of his mother Caroline.
1726 19 Years Old His grandfather, George I, created him Duke of Edinburgh, Marquess of the Isle of Ely, Earl of Eltham in the county of Kent, Viscount of Launceston in the county of Cornwall, and Baron of Snaudon in the county of Carnarvon, on 26 July 1726. … Read More


Frederick arrived in England in 1728 as a grown man, the year after his father had become King George II. … Read More
1731 24 Years Old Hervey and Frederick (using a pseudonym "Captain Bodkin") wrote a theatrical comedy together which was staged at the Drury Lane Theatre in October 1731. … Read More
1732 25 Years Old Hervey and Frederick also shared a mistress, Anne Vane, who had a son called FitzFrederick Vane in June 1732. … Read More
1736 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Although in his youth he was undoubtedly a spendthrift and womaniser, Frederick settled down following his marriage to the seventeen-year-old Augusta of Saxe-Gotha in 1736. … Read More


1737 30 Years Old In June 1737, Frederick informed his parents that Augusta was pregnant, and due to give birth in October. … Read More
1742 35 Years Old …  In 1742, Robert Walpole left office and the realignment of the government led to a reconciliation between father and son, as Frederick's friends gained influence.
1745 38 Years Old After the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Frederick met Flora MacDonald, who had been imprisoned in the Tower of London for aiding the escape of the Rising's leader Charles Edward Stuart. … Read More


1747 40 Years Old In 1747, Frederick rejoined the political opposition, and the King responded by calling an early general election, which Frederick's party lost. … Read More
1751 44 Years Old 1 More Event
His political ambitions unfulfilled, Frederick died at Cliveden House at the age of 44 in 1751. … Read More
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