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George of Denmark
Duke of Cumberland
George, Prince of Denmark by Michael Dahl.jpg
Portrait by Michael Dahl, c. 1705
Consort of the British monarch
Tenure 8 March 1702 – 28 October 1708
Born (1653-04-02)2 April 1653
Copenhagen Castle, Denmark
Died 28 October 1708(1708-10-28) (aged 55)
Kensington Palace, London, England, Great Britain
Burial 13 November 1708
Westminster Abbey
Prince William, Duke of Gloucester
House Oldenburg
Father Frederick III of Denmark
Mother Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Religion Lutheran

Prince George of Denmark and Norway, Duke of Cumberland (2 April 1653 – 28 October 1708), was the husband of Anne, Queen of Great Britain.


George was born in Copenhagen Castle. His father was Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway. His mother was Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

In 1674, George was a candidate to be elected King of Poland. King Louis XIV of France wanted him to be elected. George was a Lutheran, but Poland was Roman Catholic, so John Sobieski was chosen instead.

Because George was Protestant, people thought he would be a good husband for Anne, Queen of Great Britain. She was just Lady Anne at the time. George and Anne were married on 28 July 1683. The wedding was in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, London. The guests included King Charles II, Queen Catherine, and the Duke and Duchess of York.

When King William III died in 1702, Anne became queen.

George died on 28 October 1708. Anne lived until 1714.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Coat of Arms of George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland
Coat of arms of Prince George, Duke of Cumberland, Knight of the Garter


  • 2 April 1653 – 10 April 1689: His Royal Highness Prince George of Denmark and Norway
  • 10 April 1689 – 28 October 1708: His Royal Highness Prince George of Denmark and Norway, Duke of Cumberland



The royal coat of arms of Denmark with a label of three points Argent, each with three Ermine points. The whole surmounted by a crown of a prince of Denmark. His crest was "out of a coronet Or, a demi-lion rampant guardant Azure, crowned of the first".


Queen Anne became pregnant seventeen times. Many of the pregnancies ended in stillbirth or miscarriage. None of the children lived past childhood.

Birth Death
1 Stillborn daughter 12 May 1684
2 Mary 2 June 1685 8 February 1687
3 Anne Sophia 12 May 1686 2 February 1687
4 Miscarriage 21 January 1687
5 Stillborn son 22 October 1687
6 Miscarriage 16 April 1688
7 William, Duke of Gloucester 24 July 1689 30 July 1700
8 Mary 14 October 1690
9 George 17 April 1692
10 Stillborn daughter 23 March 1693
11 Stillborn child 21 January 1694
12 Miscarried daughter 17 or 18 February 1696
13 Miscarriage 20 September 1696
14 Miscarriage 25 March 1697
15 Miscarriage early December 1697
16 Stillborn son 15 September 1698
17 Stillborn son 24 January 1700


16. Christian III of Denmark
8. Frederick II of Denmark
17. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
4. Christian IV of Denmark
18. Ulrich III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
9. Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
19. Elizabeth of Denmark
2. Frederick III of Denmark
20. John George, Elector of Brandenburg
10. Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg
21. Sophie of Liegnitz
5. Anne Catherine of Brandenburg
22. John, Margrave of Brandenburg-Küstrin
11. Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin
23. Catherine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
1. Prince George of Denmark
24. Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
12. William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
25. Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
6. George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
26. Christian III of Denmark (=16)
13. Dorothea of Denmark
27. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg (=17)
3. Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
28. George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
14. Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
29. Magdalene of Lippe
7. Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt
30. John George, Elector of Brandenburg (=20)
15. Magdalene of Brandenburg
31. Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst
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Prince George of Denmark
Born: 2 April 1653 Died: 28 October 1708
British royalty
Title last held by
Mary of Modena
as queen consort
Consort of the British monarch
Title next held by
Caroline of Ansbach
as queen consort
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Pembroke
Lord High Admiral
Succeeded by
The Queen
Preceded by
The Earl of Romney
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
Succeeded by
The Duke of Dorset

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