Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex

Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex

Born Jan 27, 1773

The Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, was the sixth son of George III of the United Kingdom and his consort, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was the only surviving son of George III who did not pursue an army or naval career.

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Born in 1773.


1786 13 Years Old He was tutored at home before being sent to the University of Göttingen in Germany in the summer of 1786, along with his brothers Prince Ernest and Prince Adolphus. … Read More


1793 20 Years Old The couple secretly married in Rome on 4 April 1793. The King's minister of Hanover affairs Ernst zu Münster was sent to Italy to escort him back to London. The couple married again without revealing their full identities at St George's, Hanover Square, Westminster, on 5 December 1793. Both marriages took place without the knowledge or the consent of the King. In August 1794, the Prerogative Court annulled the prince's first marriage on the grounds that it contravened the Royal Marriages Act 1772, not having been approved by the King.
1801 28 Years Old 1 More Event
However, Prince Augustus Frederick continued to live with Lady Augusta until 1801, when he received a parliamentary grant of £12,000 and the couple separated.Lady Augusta retained custody of their children and received maintenance of £4,000 a year. … Read More


1813 40 Years Old In January 1813, Prince Augustus Frederick became Grand Master of the Premier Grand Lodge of England, and in December of that year his brother, Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, became Grand Master of the Antient Grand Lodge of England. … Read More
1816 43 Years Old …  The Duke of Sussex was elected president of the Society of Arts in 1816 and held that post for the rest of his life. … Read More


1830 57 Years Old He was president of the Royal Society between 1830 and 1838, and had a keen interest in biblical studies and Hebrew. … Read More
1831 58 Years Old The Duke of Sussex married a second time on 2 May 1831 (again in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act) to Lady Cecilia Letitia Buggin (1793–1873), the eldest daughter of Arthur Gore, 2nd Earl of Arran and Elizabeth Underwood; and the widow of Sir George Buggin.


1838 65 Years Old In 1838, he introduced in a meeting scientist John Herschel, and the Duke gave a speech in which he spoke about the compatibility of science and religion:
The Duke of Sussex was the favourite uncle of Queen Victoria. He gave her away at her wedding to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The Duke of Sussex died at Kensington Palace in 1843.
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