Georg V of Hanover

Born Prince George Frederick Alexander Charles Ernest Augustus of Great Britain and Ireland. Succeeded his father as King of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Duke of Cumberland in 1851. The kingdom was annexed by Prussia in 1866. Georg V went into exile but never abdicated.

Son of Ernst August I King of Hanover (1771-1851) and Friederike, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778-1841)

Born: Berlin 27. May 1819

Baptised: Berlin 8. Jul 1819


Married: Hanover 18. Feb 1843 Marie, Princess of Saxe-Altenburg (1818-1907), daughter of Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1789-1868) and Amalie, Duchess of Württemberg (1799-1848)


Died: Paris 12. Jun 1878

Buried: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. I/1, 2005, Vittorio Klostermann; For Godparents see London Gazette no. 17497, 24. Jul 1819