Frederick, Prince of Wales

Born Friedrich Ludwig, Prince of Hanover. Called Frederick Louis after his grandfather succeded to the British throne as George I. Created Duke of Edinburgh in 1726, and subsequently created Prince of Wales in 1729.

Son of George II. King of Great Britain and Ireland (1683-1760) and his wife Caroline Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683-1737)

Born: Hanover 1. Feb 1707

Godparents: his grandfather, who was then still the Elector of Hanover, and his great-uncle King Frederick I. of Prussia

Married: Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, London 17. Apr 1736 Augusta Princess of Saxe-Gotha (1719-1772), daughter of Friedrich II. Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1676-1732) and his wife Magdalena Augusta Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst (1676-1740)

Issue by marriage:

Illegitimate issue by Hon. Anne Vane (1705-1736)

Died: Leicester House, London 31. Mar 1751 from a ruptured abscess in the lung

Buried: Westminster Abbey



Source: Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. I/1, 1998, Vittorio Klostermann; fAlison Weir "Britain's Royal Families", 2008, Vintage Books; for christening and godparents see Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page ; Anthony Camp ”Royal Mistresses and Bastards. Fact and Fiction 1714-1936”, London 2007