William, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
|born on||14 November 1743 Jul.Cal. (25 Nov 1743 greg.) at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )|
|Place||London, England, 51n30, 0w10|
|Timezone||LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||02°43' 12°42 Asc. 06°13'|
Prince of Great Britain, a grandson of George II and a younger brother of George III.
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. They lived at St Leonard's Hill in Clewer, near Windsor, and had three children.
The Duke also had an illegitimate daughter by his mistress Lady Almeria Carpenter, a daughter of the first Earl of Tyrconnell.
Prince William served in the British Army. The Duke was appointed colonel of the 13th Regiment of Foot in 1766. In 1767 he was promoted to major-general and made colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards. He later transferred to the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, and he became a Field Marshal on 12 October 1793.
He died at Gloucester House in London on 25 August 1805.
- child->parent relationship with Frederick, Prince of Wales (born 31 January 1707 Jul.Cal. (11 Feb 1707 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Augusta, Princess of Great Britain (born 31 July 1737 Jul.Cal. (11 Aug 1737 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and Norway (born 11 July 1751 Jul.Cal. (22 July 1751 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Edward, Duke of York and Albany (born 14 March 1739 Jul.Cal. (25 Mar 1739 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Elizabeth, Princess (1740) (born 30 December 1740 Jul.Cal. (10 Jan 1741 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Frederick, Prince of Great Britain (born 13 May 1750 Jul.Cal. (24 May 1750 greg.))
- sibling relationship with George III, King of England (born 4 June 1738)
- sibling relationship with Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn (born 27 October 1745 Jul.Cal. (7 Nov 1745 greg.))
Sy Scholfield quotes "The Universal spectator and weekly journal", no. 789 (Nov 19, 1743), p. 395: "Monday Morning, about Eight, her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales was safely deliver'd of a Prince at Leicester-House."
14 November 1743 OS, Monday = 26 November 1743 NS, Monday.
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Field Marshal in the British Army)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hanover)