Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex

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Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex Gender: M
born on 27 January 1773 at 05:50 (= 05:50 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°43' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 28°40 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 01°08'

File:Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex by Guy Head.jpg
Duke of Sussex Augustus Frederick (Portrait by Guy Head)


British royalty, the sixth son of George III of the United Kingdom and his consort, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was the only surviving son of George III who did not pursue an army or naval career.

In Rome on 4 April 1793 he secretly married Lady Augusta Murray (1768–1830). The couple married again without revealing their full identities at St. George's, Hanover Square, London, on 5 December 1793. Both marriages took place without the knowledge or the consent of the King. In August 1794, the Prerogative Court annulled the marriage on the grounds that it contravened the Royal Marriages Act 1772 because it had not been approved by the King. They had two children named Augustus Frederick D'Este and Ellen Augusta Emma, Mademoiselle D'Este. The Duke of Sussex married a second time on 2 May 1831 (again in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act) to Lady Cecilia Letitia Buggin (1793–1873).

The King had created him Duke of Sussex, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Arklow in the peerage of the United Kingdom and a Knight of the Garter on 27 November 1801. When he died on 21 April 1843 without legitimate issue, the title became extinct.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "The Monthly Chronologer," London magazine, or, Gentleman's monthly intelligencer, January 1773, p. 48: "Wednesday 27. This morning, about five o'clock, the Queen was taken in labour . . . her majesty was safely delivered of a prince, about ten minutes before six . . . At noon the Park and Tower guns were fired on the occasion." Scholfield quotes a biography for a different time of birth, no source given: "An Illustration of the Liturgy of the Church of England" by Thomas Pruen (Rivington, 1820), p. 120: "HRH Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, their Majesties sixth son, and ninth child, was born on the 27th January, 1773, at 5 o'clock in the morning."


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