Princess Augusta of Great Britain

Princess Augusta of Great Britain

Born Aug 31, 1737

Princess Augusta Frederica of Wales was a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of George II and only elder sibling of George III. She later married into the Ducal House of Brunswick, of which she was already a member. Her daughter Caroline of Brunswick was the Queen consort of George IV.… Read More

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1737 Birth Born on July 31, 1737.


1761 23 Years Old Augusta was given a careful education. She was not described as a beauty, having protuberant eyes, loose mouth and a long face. In 1761-62, a marriage was discussed between Augusta and the Hereditary Prince of Brunswick, but the negotiations was delayed because her mother disliked the House of Brunswick. … Read More
On 16 January 1764, Augusta married Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, at the Chapel Royal of St James's Palace. … Read More


1771 33 Years Old In 1771-72, Augusta visited England on the invitation of her mother. … Read More
1777 39 Years Old In 1777, Augusta announced to Charles that she would retire from court life and representation and devote herself to the upbringing of her children and religious studies under the Bishop of Fürstenberg. … Read More


1780 42 Years Old In 1780, Charles succeeded his father as sovereign Duke of Brunswick, and Augusta thus became Duchess consort.


1799 61 Years Old The Swedish Princess Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte described her, as well as her family, at the time of a visit in August, 1799: Our cousin, the Duke, arrived immediately the next morning. … Read More
1807 69 Years Old …  The Duchess of Brunswick remained there with her niece, Princess Louise Augusta, daughter of her sister Queen Caroline Mathilde of Denmark, until her brother George III finally relented in September 1807, and allowed her to come to London. … Read More
1813 76 Years Old The Duchess of Brunswick lived out her days in Blackheath and died in 1813 aged 75. … Read More
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