George, Duke of Cambridge

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George, Duke of Cambridge Gender: M
George William Frederick Charles
born on 26 March 1819 at 02:10 (= 02:10 AM )
Place Hanover, Germany, 52n24, 9e44
Timezone LMT m9e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 04°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°40 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°47'

Duke of Cambridge George


British royalty, styled 2nd Duke of Cambridge.

His father was Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, the 10th child and 7th son of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. His mother was The Duchess of Cambridge (née Princess Augusta of Hesse-Cassel). As such, he was a male-line grandson of King George III and maternal uncle of Queen Mary, consort of King George V. The Duke was an army officer by profession and served as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces (military head of the British Army) from 1856 to 1895. He became Duke of Cambridge in 1850 and Field Marshal in 1862. He married privately and in contravention of the 1772 Royal Marriages Act at St. John's Church, Clerkenwell, London, on 8 January 1847 to Sarah Fairbrother (1816 – 12 January 1890), the daughter of John Fairbrother, a servant in Westminster. Sarah Fairbrother had been an actress since 1827, performing at Drury Lane, the Lyceum, and Covent Garden Theatre. The Duke of Cambridge and Mrs. FitzGeorge (as Sarah styled herself) had three sons, two of whom were born before their marriage, invalid as a result of the Royal Marriages Act 1772, and all of whom pursued military careers. Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, died on 17 March 1904.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes a royal dispatch in "Royal Births," The Observer, 26 April 1819, p. 4: "Hanover, March 26, 1819. . . delivered of a male child, at ten minutes past two o'clock this morning, at Cambridge-house in this city."


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