Edward, Duke of York and Albany

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Edward, Duke of York and Albany Gender: M
Edward Augustus
born on 14 March 1739 Jul.Cal. (25 Mar 1739 greg.) at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
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_aricol.18.gif 04°31' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°59 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 00°13'

Duke of York and Albany Edward


Prince of Great Britain, the younger brother of George III of the United Kingdom, and the second son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.

Edward served with the Royal Navy. He participated in the naval descents against the French coast taking part in the failed Raid on St Malo, which ended in the Battle of St. Cast in 1758. He was made Captain on 14 June 1759, Rear-Admiral of the Blue in 1761 and Vice-Admiral of the Blue in 1762.

In the late summer of 1767, on his way to Genoa, Edward fell ill and had to be landed in the harbour of Monaco. Despite the care and attention he was given, he died in the Palace of Honoré III, Prince of Monaco, on 17 September 1767.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "The Universal spectator and weekly journal," no, 545 (17 March 1739), p. 1489: "Wednesday . . . [at] Norfolk House, where her Royal Highness was happily deliver'd of a Prince about Three o'Clock in the Afternoon."

Wednesday 14 March 1739 OS = 25 March 1739 NS.


  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Royal Navy Vice-Admiral)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hanover)