Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

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About Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

  • Name/Title: Frederick Augustus
  • Prince of Great Britain and Ireland on 16 August 1763.
  • Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg on 16 August 1763.
  • Prince Bishop of Osnabrück between 27 February 1764 and 1784.
  • Knight, Order of the Bath (K.B.) on 30 December 1767. a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 19 June 1771.
  • Colonel on 1 November 1780 in the service of the British Army.
  • Major-General on 20 November 1782.
  • Lieutenant-General on 27 October 1784.
  • 1st Duke of Albany [Great Britain] on 29 November 1784.
  • 1st Duke of York [Great Britain] on 29 November 1784.1 1st Earl of Ulster [Ireland] on 29 November 1784.
  • Commander in Chief of the Forces in the United Provinces on 23 February 1793.
  • General on 12 April 1793.
  • Fought in the capture of Valenciennes on 28 July 1793.
  • Fought in the Battle of Beaumont on 26 April 1794, where he won a notable victory.
  • Fought in the Battle of Willems on 10 May 1794, where he won another victory.
  • Fought in the Battle of Tourcoing on 17 May 1794, where he was exposed to certain defeat by the Austrians, compelling him to fall back with the Allied Army to Holland
  • Field Marshal on the Staff on 10 February 1795.
  • Head of the Army, Commander-in-Chief of the forces in Great Britain on 3 April 1798.
  • Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 18 June 1799.
  • Fought in the abortive expedition to the Helder between September 1799 and October 1799, which ended in the Convention of Alkemaar.
  • Captain-General of the Forces on 4 September 1799. Commander in Chief of the Forces in Great Britain and Ireland between 9 June 1801 and March 1809.
  • Keeper of Windsor Forest on 10 September 1805.
  • He held the office of Warden of the New Forest on 10 September 1805
  • Commander-in-Chief of the forces in Great Britain on 25 May 1811.
  • Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) on 2 January 1815.
  • Knight Grand Cross, Hanoverian Order (G.C.H.) on 12 August 1815.

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The poor Duke, as described at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Frederick,_Duke_of_York_and_Albany

"was destined to be unfairly pilloried in the rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York, which goes:

The grand old Duke of York, He had ten thousand men. He marched them up to the top of the hill And he marched them down again. And when they were up, they were up. And when they were down, they were down. And when they were only halfway up, They were neither up nor down.

"Historians such as Alfred Burne and Richard Glover have done much to reappraise York's military reputation."

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Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany's Timeline

1763
August 16, 1763
St. James Palace,London,England
September 14, 1763
St. James's Palace, St. James's, England
September 14, 1763
St. James Palace,Westminster,Middlesex,England
September 14, 1763
St. James Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
September 14, 1763
St. James Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, ENG
1780
1780
Age 16
1786
1786
Age 22
1787
March 30, 1787
Age 23
London, UK
1799
June 18, 1799
Age 35