Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn
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Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn

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Born Nov 7, 1745
Hometown London
Died Sep 18, 1790
Death Place London

Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn was the sixth child of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and a younger brother of George III.

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1745 Birth Born on November 7, 1745.

TWENTIES

1766 20 Years Old On 22 October 1766, just prior to his twenty-first birthday, the prince was created Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn and Earl of Dublin.
1767 21 Years Old On 4 March 1767 the Duke of Cumberland allegedly married Olive Wilmot (later Mrs Payne), a commoner, in a secret ceremony. There reportedly was one child, Olivia Wilmot (1772–1834) from this relationship, though the duke's paternity was never proven, and Olivia Wilmot was accused of forging the evidence. A landscape painter and novelist, Olivia Wilmot married John Thomas Serres, 1759–1825, and later, controversially, assumed the style of Princess Olivia of Cumberland. … Read More
1768 22 Years Old In 1768 at the fairly late age of 22, the Duke entered the Royal Navy as a midshipman and was sent to Corsica in HMS Venus. … Read More
1770 24 Years Old He was promoted to Rear-Admiral the following year and Vice-Admiral in 1770.
1771 25 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His 1771 marriage to a commoner against the King's wishes prompted the Royal Marriages Act of 1772. … Read More
1775 29 Years Old In 1775, the Duke established the Cumberland Fleet, which would later become the Royal Thames Yacht Club.

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1778 32 Years Old He was promoted Admiral in 1778, though he was forbidden from assuming any command. … Read More

FORTIES

1790 45 Years Old The Duke of Cumberland died in London on 18 September 1790. … Read More
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