1819 - 1904 (84 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and 7 descendants in this family tree.
||George William Frederic von Hannover |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||26 Mar 1819
||17 Mar 1904
||29 Aug 2000 |
||Sarah Louise Fairbrother, b. London, Middlesex, England , d. 12 Jan 1890, London, Middlesex, England |
|+||1. George William Adolphus Fitz-George, b. 27 Aug 1843, London, Middlesex, England , d. 1 Sep 1907, Luzern (Age 64 years)|
|+||2. Adolph Augustus Frederick Fitz-George, b. 30 Jan 1846, London, Middlesex, England , d. 17 Dec 1922, London, Middlesex, England (Age 76 years)|
| ||3. August Charles Fitz-George, b. 12 Jun 1847, London, Middlesex, England , d. 30 Oct 1933, London, Middlesex, England (Age 86 years)|
||29 Aug 2000 |
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- 2nd Duke of Cambridge
He was a conservative officer.
After brief service in the Hanoverian army, George William became a colonel in the British army in 1837 and inherited his father's dukedom in 1850.
At the beginning of the Crimean War, he commanded the 1st Division and by the end of the war had taken art in all the major battles, although his leadership was not particularly distinguished. After the war, Cambridge was promoted to General in 1856, Field marshal in 1862 and Commander in Chief in 1887. he exercised considerable independence in discipline, appointments, promotions in all of which he favoured social standing and seniority over ability.
Reforms were introduced during his tenure over his objections and the Commander in chief was made subordinate to the war minister, and he was unable to adjust to the changing conditions and resigned in 1895.