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Monarchs from the House of Hanover who were born, married or died in London

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House of Hanover
House of Hanover
George III was born at Norfolk House, a lodging house in St James's Square in 1738. His parents had taken up residence there after having been evicted from their rooms in St James's Palace by George II, his predecessor whom he would succeed in 1760. The following year he married Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz at St James's Palace and ruled until his death in 1820. From 1811, suffering from bouts of madness, his son the future George IV ruled in his place as the Prince Regent.

George III
George III

George II, the last British monarch to appear on a battlefield when he fought at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743, died at Kensington Palace in 1760. He had been born in Hanover, Germany in 1683 and had succeeded his father in 1727. He was the last monarch to be buried in Westminster Abbey.

George II
Monarchs buried at Westminster Abbey

George IV was born at St James's Palace in 1762 where in 1795 he married Caroline of Brunswick. He ruled as Prince Regent from 1811 due to the madness of his father George III. When his father died in 1820 he became King and ruled until his death in 1830.

George IV
George IV

William IV was born at Buckingham Palace in 1765. Before he ascended to the throne in 1830 he had been in the Navy and fought in the American Revolution. He ruled until his death in 1837.

William IV

In 1819 Queen Victoria was born as Alexandrina Victoria at Kensington Palace. In 1840 she married Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha at St James's Palace. She became the longest reigning monarch in British history (1837-1901) and the last from the House of Hanover.

Queen Victoria

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