Prince George William of Hanover (1880–1912)
|Prince George William|
28 October 1880|
Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
|Died||20 May 1912
Nackel, Brandenburg, Germany
|Father||Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover|
|Mother||Princess Thyra of Denmark|
Prince George William of Hanover (Georg Wilhelm Christian Albert Edward Alexander Friedrich Waldemar Ernst Adolf Prinz von Hannover), Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 28 October 1880 in Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary; died 20 May 1912 in Nackel, Brandenburg, Germany) was the eldest son of Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover (1845–1923) and Princess Thyra of Denmark (1853–1933), the youngest daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (1818–1906) and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) (1817–1898). George William was a great-great-grandson of George III of the United Kingdom (1738–1820) and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818).
George William served as Captain of the 42nd Regiment of Austria. He was made an honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order by King George V of the United Kingdom on 8 June 1910. The prince died in a motor accident on 20 May 1912 at age 31 at Nackel, Brandenburg, Germany. He was at the wheel of his car en route to the funeral of his uncle, Frederick VIII of Denmark. At the time of his death, George William was unmarried and left no issue. He was known to his family by the nickname "Plumpy."
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 28 October 1880 – 20 May 1912: His Royal Highness Prince George William of Hanover and Cumberland, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Honours and awards
- Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
Patrilineal descent, descent from father to son, is the principle behind membership in royal houses, as it can be traced back through the generations – which means that the historically accurate royal house of monarchs of the House of Hanover was the House of Lucca (or Este, or Welf).
This is the descent of the primary male heir. For the complete expanded family tree, see List of members of the House of Hanover.
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- The London Gazette: . 10 June 1910.
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