Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
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Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Duke + Governor General + Private
Male
Born May 1, 1850
Hometown Buckingham Palace
Died Jan 16, 1942
Death Place Surrey

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn was a member of the British Royal Family who served as the Governor General of Canada, the 10th since Canadian Confederation. Born the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Arthur was educated by private tutors before at the age of 16 entering the Royal Military College at Woolwich.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1850 Birth Arthur was born at Buckingham Palace on 1 May 1850, the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. … Read More

TEENAGE

1866 16 Years Old It was at an early age that Arthur developed an interest in the army, and in 1866 he followed through on his military ambitions by enrolling at the Royal Military College at Woolwich, from where he graduated two years later and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Corps of Royal Engineers on 18 June 1868.
1868 18 Years Old The Prince transferred to the Royal Regiment of Artillery on 2 November 1868 and, on 2 August 1869, to the Rifle Brigade, his father's own regiment, after which he conducted a long and distinguished career as an army officer, including service in South Africa, Canada in 1869, Ireland, Egypt in 1882, and in India from 1886 to 1890. … Read More

TWENTIES

1870 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Following his arrival at Halifax, Arthur toured the country for eight weeks and made a visit in January 1870 to Washington, D.C., where he met with President Ulysses S. Grant. … Read More
1871 21 Years Old Arthur was promoted to the honorary rank of colonel on 14 June 1871, substantive lieutenant-colonel in 1876, colonel on 29 May 1880 and, on 1 April, 13 years later, was made a general. … Read More
1874 24 Years Old On his mother's birthday in 1874, Arthur was created a royal peer, being titled as the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Earl of Sussex. … Read More

FORTIES

1890 40 Years Old Alongside his military career, he continued to undertake royal duties beyond, or vaguely associated with, the army; on the return from a posting in India, he again, this time with his wife, toured Canada in 1890, stopping in all major cities across the country. … Read More

FIFTIES

1901 51 Years Old As well, when his brother was obliged to resign the office upon his accession in 1901 as King Edward VII, Prince Arthur was elected as Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England and was subsequently re-elected as such an additional 37 times before 1939, when the Prince was nearly 90 years of age.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1911 61 Years Old 1 More Event
It was announced on 6 March 1911 that George V had, by commission under the royal sign-manual and signet, approved the recommendation of his British prime minister, H.H. Asquith, to appoint Arthur as his representative.
1912 62 Years Old 1 More Event
The family crossed the country a number of times and the Governor General made another trip to the United States in 1912, when he met with President William Howard Taft. … Read More
1917 67 Years Old The Duke also returned to military service and continued well into World War II, where he was seen as a grandfather figure by aspiring recruits. The Duchess, who had been ill during their years at Rideau Hall, died in March 1917, and Arthur mostly withdrew from public life in 1928; his last formal engagement was the opening of the Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth, Devon, on 3 November 1934.
1942 92 Years Old He died in 1942 at Bagshot Park, at the age of 91 years, 8 months and, 15 days. … Read More