Ernest Augustus I of Hanover

Ernest Augustus I of Hanover
1770 - 1850

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Ernest Augustus I of Hanover passed away on 18th Nov 1850 aged 80.

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First Name Ernest
Middle Name Augustus I Of
Last Name Hanover
Age 80 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th June, 1770
Birthplace London
Died 18th November, 1850
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality British

Ernest Augustus I (5 June 1771 – 18 November 1851) was King of Hanover from 20 June 1837 until his death. He was the fifth son and eighth child of George III, who eleven years before Ernest's birth had inherited the thrones of two kingdoms, Great Britain and Ireland, and also that of the Electorate of Hanover, still part of the Holy Roman Empire. As a fifth son, initially Ernest seemed unlikely to become a monarch, but Semi-Salic Law, which barred women from the succession if there was a male descendent, applied to the succession in Hanover, and none of his elder brothers had any legitimate sons. Therefore, when in 1837 his niece, Victoria, became Queen of Britain and Ireland, ending the personal union between the British Isles and Hanover that had existed since 1714, Ernest became King of Hanover, which had been raised to a kingdom after the end of the Holy Roman Empire.

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