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George V of Hanover
Born 1819
Died 1878

George V (George Frederick Alexander Charles Ernest Augustus; 27 May 1819–12 June 1878) was the last King of Hanover and a member of the German branch of the House of Hanover.He was a grandson of George III of the United Kingdom and son of Ernest Augustus, ,King of Hanover. George V was a cousin of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.


George married, on 18 February 1843, at Hanover, Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, the eldest daughter of Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, by his wife, Duchess Amelia of Württemberg. They had three children.


Name Birth Death Notes
Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover 21 September 1845 14 November 1923 married Princess Thyra of Denmark and had issue.
Princess Frederica of Hanover 9 January 1848 16 October 1926 married Alfons, Baron von Pawel-Rammingen but had no surviving issue.
Princess Marie of Hanover 3 December 1849 4 June 1904 died unmarried.

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  • 27 May 1819 – 20 June 1837: His Royal Highness Prince George of Cumberland
  • 20 June 1837 – 18 November 1851: His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Hanover
  • 18 November 1851 – 12 June 1878: His Majesty The King of Hanover

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