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Earl of Athlone

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Earl of Athlone

The title of Earl of Athlone has been created three times. It was created first in the Peerage of Ireland in 1692 by King William III for the Dutch General Baron Godard van Reede, Lord of Ginkel, to honour him for his successful battles in Ireland. The title also had the subsidiary title of Baron Aghrim. These titles became extinct in 1844 upon the death of the 9th Earl. The Earls did bear the Dutch nobility title Baron van Reede as well (hereditary in male line; still existing in the Netherlands).


The second creation was in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, as a subsidiary title of the Dukedom of Clarence and Avondale, and was conferred in 1890 upon HRH Prince Albert Victor of Wales, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales. When he died in 1892, the title became extinct.

The third creation was in 1917, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom for the former Prince Alexander of Teck, younger brother of Queen Mary, along with the subsidiary title of Viscount Trematon.

Earls of Athlone, First Creation (1692)

  • Godert de Ginkell, 1st Earl of Athlone (1630–1703)
  • Frederick Christian de Ginkell, 2nd Earl of Athlone (1668–1719)
  • Godert Adrian de Ginkell, 3rd Earl of Athlone (1716–1736)
  • Fredrick Wiliam de Ginkell, 4th Earl of Athlone (1717–1747)
  • Frederick Christian Rhynhart de Ginkell, 5th Earl of Athlone (1743–1808)
  • Frederick William de Ginkell, 6th Earl of Athlone (1766–1810)
  • Renaud Diederick James de Ginkell, 7th Earl of Athlone (1773–1823)
  • George Godert Henri de Ginkell, 8th Earl of Athlone (1820–1843)
  • William Gustaf Frederick de Ginkell, 9th Earl of Athlone (1780–1844)
  • Earls of Athlone, Second Creation (1890)

  • Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, 1st Duke of Clarence and Avondale, 1st Earl of Athlone (1864–1892)
  • Earls of Athlone, Third Creation (1917)

  • Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (1874–1957)
  • References

    Earl of Athlone Wikipedia

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