Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

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Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Wettin, Ernestiner), Prince, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Buckingham Palace, London, England
Death: Died in Bagshot Park, Bagshot, Surrey, England
Place of Burial: Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Albert, Prince Consort and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
Husband of <private> Marcusen and *Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia
Father of HRH Princess Margaret of Connaught; Major-General Prince Arthur of Connaught and Strathearn; Lady Patricia Ramsay; <private> and <private>
Brother of Victoria, Princess Royal, German Empress & Queen of Prussia; Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom; Princess Alice of the United Kingdom; Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; Princess Helena of the United Kingdom and 3 others

Occupation: 10th Governor General of Canada, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
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About Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

a short summary from Wikipedia;

Prince Arthur

Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Tenure 28 March 1884 – 16 January 1942

Predecessor: New creation

Successor: Alastair Windsor

Spouse: Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia


Margaret, Crown Princess of Sweden

Prince Arthur of Connaught

Princess Patricia of Connaught

Full name:

Arthur William Patrick Albert


House of Windsor

House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Father: Albert, Prince Consort

Mother: Queen Victoria

Born :1 May 1850

Buckingham Palace, London

Died: 16 January 1942 (aged 91)

Bagshot Park, Surrey

Burial: Royal Burial Ground


"Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (Arthur William Patrick Albert; 1 May 1850 – 16 January 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family who served as the Governor General of Canada, the 10th since Canadian Confederation.

Born the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Arthur was educated by private tutors before entering the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich at the age of 16. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the British Army, where he served for some 40 years, seeing service in various parts of the British Empire. During this time he was also created as a royal duke, becoming the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, as well as the Earl of Sussex. He was appointed as Governor General of Canada in 1911 by his nephew, King George V, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom H. H. Asquith, to replace the Earl Grey as viceroy, occupying the post until succeeded by the Duke of Devonshire in 1916. Given his military service, the selection of Arthur proved to be prudent, as he acted as the King's, and thus the Canadian Commander-in-Chief's, representative through the first years of World War I.

After the end of his viceregal tenure, Arthur returned to the United Kingdom and there, as well as in India, performed various royal duties, while also again taking up military duties. Though he retired from public life in 1928, he continued to make his presence known in the army well into the Second World War, just before his death in 1942; at the time of his death, he was Queen Victoria's last surviving son."


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[S3] Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 176. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.

[S3] Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants, page 209.

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 311. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.

[S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference "Arthu William, 1850-1942". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.

[S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 82. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

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Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn's Timeline

May 1, 1850
Buckingham Palace, London, England
May 1, 1850
- May 24, 1874
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
June 20, 1850
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
June 22, 1850
Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
- 1868
Age 15
Royal Military Academy At Woolrich
May 24, 1874
- January 16, 1942
Age 24
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
January 15, 1882
Age 31
Surrey, Britain (UK)