Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany

Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany

Born Mar 25, 1739
Hometown Westminster
Died Sep 17, 1767
Death Place Prince's Palace o...

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany.


1739 Birth Born on March 25, 1739.


1758 19 Years Old Edward showed an interest in naval affairs and sought permission to serve with the Royal Navy. He participated in the naval descents against the French coast taking part in the failed Raid on St Malo, which ended in the Battle of St. Cast in 1758.


1759 20 Years Old He was made Captain on 14 June 1759, Rear-Admiral of the Blue in 1761 and Vice-Admiral of the Blue in 1762.
1760 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He was created Duke of York and Albany and Earl of Ulster by his paternal grandfather, George II, on 1 April 1760.
1762 23 Years Old 1 More Event
From the time his brother became king and until the birth of the king's first child, George Augustus, later King George IV, on 12 August 1762, the duke was heir presumptive to the British throne.
1767 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In the late summer of 1767, on his way to Genoa, Edward fell ill and had to be landed in the harbour of Monaco. … Read More
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