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Duke of Kent and Strathearn

Creation date  23 April 1799
First holder  HRH The Prince Edward
Monarch  George III
Subsidiary titles  Earl of Dublin
Duke of Kent and Strathearn
Peerage  Peerage of Great Britain
Remainder to  the 1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten

Duke of Kent and Strathearn is a title that was created once in the Peerage of Great Britain.

History

Several Earls of Kent had previously been created in the Peerage of England. Henry Grey, 12th Earl of Kent was created Duke of Kent in 1710, but the title became extinct upon his death in 1740.

On 23 April 1799, the double dukedom of Kent and Strathearn was given, along with the earldom of Dublin, to King George III's fourth son, Prince Edward Augustus. Edward had only one child, a daughter, Princess Alexandrina Victoria (the future Queen Victoria). Upon Edward's death in 1820, the dukedom of Kent and Strathearn became extinct, as he had no legitimate male heir.

Dukes of Kent and Strathearn (1799)

Other titles: Earl of Dublin (1799)
  • The Prince Edward, 1st Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767–1820), fourth son of George III and father of Queen Victoria, died without male issue
  • References

    Duke of Kent and Strathearn Wikipedia


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