George IV. of the United Kingdom

Born George Augustus Frederick Prince of Great Britain and Ireland. Styled Prince of Wales in 1762. Served as Prince Regent from 1811 until 1820 during his father’s relaps into insanity (possibly resulting from porphyria). Succeeded his father as King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and as King of Hanover in 1820.

Son of George III. King of Great Britain and Ireland  (since 1801 King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) (1738-1820) and his wife Sophie Charlotte, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818)

Born: St. James’s Palace, London 12. Aug 1762

Baptised: St. James’s Palace 18. Sep 1762


  • Adolf Friedrich IV. Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, his maternal uncle

  • William, Duke of Cumberland, his paternal great-uncle

  • Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales, his paternal grandmother


Issue of marriage:

Illegitimate issue by Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne (1751-1818)

Illegitimate issue by Elizabeth Fox, called Crole (1770/71-1840)

Died: Windsor Castle 26. Jun 1830

Buried: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor



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