General George William Frederic von Hannover

General George William Frederic von Hannover

Male 1819 - 1904  (84 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 7 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name George William Frederic von Hannover 
    Prefix General 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 26 Mar 1819  Hanover Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Mar 1904  Glocester House Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5227  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 

    Father Duke Adolphus Friedrich von Hannover,   b. 24 Feb 1774, Buckingham House Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1850, Cambridge House Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Auguste Wilhelmine von Hessen-Kassel,   b. 25 Jul 1797, Rumpenheim Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1889, St James Palace Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1818 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F2177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Louise Fairbrother,   b. London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1890, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1847 
    Children 
    +1. George William Adolphus Fitz-George,   b. 27 Aug 1843, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1907, Luzern Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Adolph Augustus Frederick Fitz-George,   b. 30 Jan 1846, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1922, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. August Charles Fitz-George,   b. 12 Jun 1847, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1933, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F32679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 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.


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