William Augustus Hanover (Guelph), Duke of Cumberland (1721 - 1765) MP

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Birthplace: Leicester House, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Upper Grosvenor Street, London, Middlesex, England
Occupation: Duke of Cumberland
Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox
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About William Augustus Hanover (Guelph), Duke of Cumberland

Died unmarried and without issues

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Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (William Augustus;[1] 26 April 1721[2][N.S.] – 31 October 1765), also known as "Butcher" Cumberland, was a younger son of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach. He is generally best remembered for his role in putting down the Jacobite Rising at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, though he went on to enjoy a successful military career. Following the Convention of Klosterzeven in 1757, he never held active military command, and switched his attentions to politics and horse-racing.

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Prince William, Duke of Cumberland's Timeline

1721
April 26, 1721
Leicester House, London, Middlesex, England
April 26, 1721
1765
October 31, 1765
Age 44
Upper Grosvenor Street, London, Middlesex, England
November 10, 1765
Age 44
Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England