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King of Hanover

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Style  His Majesty
Last monarch  George V
Abolition  20 September 1866
First monarch  George III
Formation  12 October 1814
Appointer  Hereditary
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The King of Hanover (German: König von Hannover) was the official title of the head of state and hereditary ruler of the Kingdom of Hanover, beginning with the proclamation of the King of the United Kingdom George III, as "King of Hanover" during the Congress of Vienna, on 12 October 1814 at Vienna, and ending with the kingdom's annexation by Prussia on 20 September 1866.



In 1813, George III of the United Kingdom was restored to his Hanoverian territories, and in October 1814 they were constituted as the independent Kingdom of Hanover at the Congress of Vienna. The personal union with the United Kingdom ended in 1837 on the accession of Queen Victoria because the succession laws in Hanover, based on Salic law, prevented a female inheriting the title if there was any surviving male heir (in the United Kingdom, a male took precedence only over his own sisters).

List of Pretenders of Hanover

  • George V, 20 September 1866 – 12 June 1878
  • Prince Ernest Augustus, 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, 12 June 1878 – 14 November 1923
  • Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, 30 January 1923 – 30 January 1953
  • Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover (1914-1987), 30 January 1953 – 9 December 1987
  • Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover (born 1954), 9 December 1987 - present
  • Standard and coat of arms

    After the personal union with Great Britain ended in 1837, the monarchs of Hanover kept the British royal arms and standard, only introducing a new Crown (after the British model).


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