George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Bedford

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George of York
1st Duke of Bedford
House House of York
Father Edward IV of England
Mother Elizabeth Woodville
Born (1477-03-00)March 1477
Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
Died March 1479 (aged 2)
Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England

George of York, 1st Duke of Bedford (March 1477 – March 1479) was the eighth child and third son of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville.

He was a younger brother of Elizabeth of York, Mary of York, Cecily of York, Edward V of England, Margaret Plantagenet, Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York and Anne of York. He was also an older brother of Catherine of York and Bridget of York.

He was born in Windsor Castle in March 1477, and was created Duke of Bedford in infancy, probably in 1478, after the former holder of the title, George Neville, was deprived of the title by act of Parliament, ostensibly for lack of money to maintain the style of a Duke. He was appointed the lord lieutenant of Ireland in 1478, one of a series of nominal and largely absent lieutenants.[1]

George died aged two, reportedly due to the plague. This is considered likely to have been an outbreak of bubonic plague.[2] He was buried in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Edward IV by Charles Ross (Univ. of California, 1974, ISBN 0-520-02781-7) p. 204.
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 10165 § 101649". The Peerage. Retrieved 15 October 2011. [unreliable source]

References[edit]

  • Weir, Alison (1999). Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy. The Bodley Head London, U.K.  pages 139-140.
George Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford
Born: March 1477 Died: March 1479
English royalty
Preceded by
George Neville
Duke of Bedford
1478–1479
Succeeded by
Extinct, next held by Jasper Tudor