Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
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Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh

Duke and Field Marshal
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Born Nov 25, 1743

Prince William, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh was a member of the British Royal Family, a grandson of George II and a younger brother of George III.

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CHILDHOOD

1743 Birth Born on November 25, 1743.

TEENAGE

1760 16 Years Old He succeeded as George III on 25 October 1760, and created William Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh and Earl of Connaught on 19 November 1764.
1762 18 Years Old He had been made a Knight of the Garter on 27 May 1762, and invested on 22 September of that year.

TWENTIES

1766 22 Years Old 1 More Event
The Duke was Warden of Windsor Forest and resided at Cranbourne Lodge. He was most known for his secret marriage in 1766 to Maria Walpole, the Dowager Countess of Waldegrave, an illegitimate granddaughter of Sir Robert Walpole, from nearby Frogmore House. This marriage only became known to the King after the passing of the Royal Marriages Act 1772. … Read More
1767 23 Years Old In 1767 he was promoted to major-general and made colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards.
1771 27 Years Old He served as the thirteenth Chancellor of Trinity College, Dublin from 1771 to 1805. … Read More

FORTIES

1793 49 Years Old He later transferred to the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, and he became a field marshal on 18 October 1793.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1805 62 Years Old Died on August 25, 1805.