George V of Hanover

George V of Hanover

King of Hanover
Born May 27, 1819

George V was King of Hanover, the only child of Ernest Augustus I, and a grandchild of King George III of the United Kingdom. In the peerage of Great Britain, he was 2nd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, 2nd Earl of Armagh. He was the fifth and final King of Hanover. George V, a first cousin of Queen Victoria, inherited the Hanoverian realm through his father, who ascended the throne of Hanover in place of Victoria.… Read More

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Prince George of Cumberland was born in Berlin, the only son of Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, himself fifth son of George III, and his wife Princess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on 27 May 1819.
1828 9 Years Old George spent his childhood in Berlin and in Britain, losing the sight of one eye following a childhood accident and illness in 1828.


1833 14 Years Old He lost the sight in the other eye in 1833.
1835 16 Years Old 1 More Event
His uncle, William IV, created him a Knight of the Garter on 15 August 1835. … Read More


1840 21 Years Old As a legitimate male-line descendant of George III, he remained a member of the British Royal Family, and second in line to the British throne, until the birth of Queen Victoria's first child, Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1840. … Read More
1843 24 Years Old George married, on 18 February 1843, at Hanover, Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, the eldest daughter of Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, by his wife, Duchess Amelia of Württemberg.


1851 32 Years Old The Crown Prince succeeded his father as the King of Hanover and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg as well as Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, in the Peerage of Great Britain and Earl of Armagh, in the Peerage of Ireland, on 18 November 1851, assuming the style George V. … Read More


1866 47 Years Old …  From 1866 to 1870, George V maintained the Guelphic Legion partially at his own expense.


1878 59 Years Old George V died at his residence in the Rue de Presbourg, Paris, on 12 June 1878. … Read More
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