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King George III
Edward Augustus Duke Of Kent And Strathern
(1767-1820)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Adelaide DUBUS

2. Unknown

Edward Augustus Duke Of Kent And Strathern

  • Born: 2 Nov 1767, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Christened: 30 Nov 1767
  • Unmarried (1): Adelaide DUBUS
  • Marriage (2): Unknown
  • Died: 23 Jan 1820, Sidmouth, Devonshire, England at age 52

bullet   Cause of his death was Pneumonia.

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bullet  General Notes:

The Duke of Kent had a number of mistresses, most notably Adelaide Dubus (with whom he may have had an illegitimate daughter) and later Julie de St Laurent. However, he remained single until 1818 when, following the death of the only legitimate grandchild of George III, Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, the succession began to look uncertain. The Prince Regent and his younger brother, the Duke of York, though married, had no surviving legitimate children. King George's surviving daughters were all past likely childbearing. The other unmarried sons of King George III, the Duke of Clarence (later King William IV), the Duke of Kent, and the Duke of Cambridge, all rushed to contract lawful marriages and provide an heir to the throne. (The sixth son of King George III, the Duke of Sussex, had already married, albeit in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act of 1772.)
The Duke of Kent became engaged to Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (17 August 1786 \endash 16 March 1861), the daughter of Duke Franz Friedrich of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and the widow of Emich Karl, Prince of Leiningen. She was also the sister of Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, the widower of Princess Charlotte Augusta. The couple married on 29 May 1818 at Schloss Ehrenburg, Coburg and again on 13 July 1818 at Kew Palace, Richmond Park, Surrey. They had one child,
Governor of Gibraltor in 1802.


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Edward married someone Adelaide DUBUS.


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Edward next married.


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