Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge

Born Prince Adolphus oft he United Kingdom, created Duke of Cambridge in 1801. Called "Dolly" by his family.

Son of George III. King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) and Charlotte, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818)

Born: Buckingham Palace, London 24. Feb 1774

Christened: St. James’s Palace, London 24. Mar 1774


Married: Kassel, Hesse 7. May and Buckingham Palace 1. Jun 1818 Augusta, Princess of Hesse-Cassel (1797-1889), his second cousin, daughter of Friedrich, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel (1747-1837) and his wife Caroline, Princess of Nassau-Usingen (1762-1823).


Died: Cambridge House, London 8. Jul 1850

Buried: Kew, Surrey. His remains were later removed to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor



Source:  Alison Weir: “Britain’s Royal Families”, Vintage Books 2008; Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. III/1, 1983, Verlag J. A. Stargaardt; for christening see Yvonne Demoskoff: Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page,