Duke of Kent and Strathearn

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Dukedom of Kent and Strathearn
Coat of Arms of Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn.svg
Creation date 23 April 1799
Monarch George III
Peerage Peerage of Great Britain
First holder HRH The Prince Edward
Remainder to the 1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titles Earl of Dublin
Extinction date 23 January 1820

Duke of Kent and Strathearn is a title that was created once in the Peerage of Great Britain.

History[edit]

Several Earls of Kent had previously been created in the Peerage of England. Henry Grey, 12th Earl of Kent was created Duke of Kent in 1710, but the title became extinct upon his death in 1740.

On 23 April 1799, the double dukedom of Kent and Strathearn was given, along with the earldom of Dublin, to King George III's fourth son, Prince Edward Augustus. Edward had only one child, a daughter, Princess Alexandrina Victoria (the future Queen Victoria). Upon Edward's death in 1820, the dukedom of Kent and Strathearn became extinct, as he had no legitimate male heir.

Dukes of Kent and Strathearn (1799)[edit]

Other titles: Earl of Dublin (1799)

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