William, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh

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Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh William - natal chart (Placidus)
William, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh Gender: M
William Henry
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)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°43' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 12°42 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 06°13'

Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh William (painted ca. 1780 by Johann Zoffany)


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

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)