Guillermo IV del Reino Unido ( Londres, 21 de agosto de 1765 - Windsor, 20 de junio de 1837) fue rey del Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda, así como del reino de Hannover, desde el 26 de junio de 1830 hasta su fallecimiento.
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William was born in the early hours of the morning on 21 August 1765 at Buckingham House, the third child and son of King George III and Queen Charlotte. He had two elder brothers, George, Prince of Wales, and Prince Frederick (later Duke of York), and was not expected to inherit the Crown. He was baptised in the Great Council Chamber of St James's...
William ceased his active service in the Royal Navy in 1790. When Britain declared war on France in 1793, he was eager to serve his country and expected to be given a command but was not, perhaps at first because he had broken his arm by falling down some stairs drunk, but later perhaps because he gave a speech in the House of Lords opposing the wa...
From 1791, William lived with an Irish actress, Dorothea Bland, better known by her stage name, Mrs. Jordan, the title "Mrs." being assumed at the start of her stage career to explain an inconvenient pregnancy and "Jordan" because she had "crossed the water" from Ireland to Britain. He appeared to enjoy the domesticity of his life with Mrs. Jordan,...
William's elder brother, the Prince of Wales, had been Prince Regent since 1811 because of the mental illness of their father. In 1820, George III died and the Prince Regent became George IV. William, Duke of Clarence, was now second in the line of succession, preceded only by his brother, Frederick, Duke of York. Reformed since his marriage, Willi...
When King George IV died on 26 June 1830 without surviving legitimate issue, William succeeded him as King William IV. Aged 64, he was the oldest person yet to assume the British throne. Unlike his extravagant brother, William was unassuming, discouraging pomp and ceremony. In contrast to George IV, who tended to spend most of his time in Windsor Castle, William was known, especially early in his reign, to walk, unaccompanied, through London or Brighton. Until the Reform Crisis eroded his sta...
At the time, the death of the monarch required fresh elections and, in the general election of 1830, Wellington's Tories lost ground to the Whigs under Lord Grey, though the Tories still had the largest number of seats. With the Tories bitterly divided, Wellington was defeated in the House of Commons in November, and Lord Grey formed a government. Grey pledged to reform the electoral system, which had seen few changes since the fifteenth century. The inequities in the system were great; for e...
William distrusted foreigners, particularly anyone French, which he acknowledged as a "prejudice". He also felt strongly that Britain should not interfere in the internal affairs of other nations, which brought him into conflict with the interventionist Foreign Secretary, Lord Palmerston. William supported Belgian independence and, after unacceptable Dutch and French candidates were put forward, favoured Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the widower of his niece, Charlotte, as a candid...
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1. 21 August 1765 – 16 May 1789: His Royal HighnessThe Prince William Henry 2. 16 May 1789 – 26 June 1830: His Royal HighnessThe Duke of Clarence and St Andrews 3. 26 June 1830 – 20 June 1837: His MajestyThe King
British and Hanoverian honours 1. 5 April 1770: Knight of the Thistle 2. 19 April 1782: Knight of the Garter 3. 23 June 1789: Member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom 4. 2 January 1815: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath 5. 12 August 1815: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order 6. 26 April 1827: Royal Fellow of the Royal Society Foreign honours 1. Kingdom of Prussia: 11 April 1814: Knight of the Black Eagle 2. Kingdom of France: 24 April 1814: Knight of th...
As a son of the sovereign, William was granted the use of the royal arms (without the electoral inescutcheon in the Hanoverian quarter) in 1781, differenced by a label of three points argent, the centre point bearing a cross gules, the outer points each bearing an anchor azure. In 1801 his arms altered with the royal arms, however the marks of differenceremained the same. As king his arms were those of his two kingdoms, the United Kingdom and Hanover, superimposed: Quarterly, I and IV Gules t...
1. : Red borders indicate British monarchs 2. : Bold borders indicate legitimate children of British monarchsAllen, W. Gore (1960). King William IV. London: Cresset Press.Brock, Michael (2004). "William IV (1765–1837)"". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/29451. Retrieved 6 July 2007. (Subscription or...Fulford, Roger (1973). Royal Dukes(revised ed.). London: Collins.Grant, James (1836). Random Recollections of the House of Lords. London: Smith, Elder & Co.Works related to William IVat Wikisource
Guillermo IV puede referirse a: Guillermo IV de Aquitania (937-994), duque de Aquitania. Guillermo IV de Montferrato (1030-1100), marqués de Montferrato. Guillermo IV de Tolosa (c.1040-1094), conde de Tolosa. Guillermo IV de Baviera (1493-1550), duque de Baviera. Guillermo IV de Hesse-Kassel (1532-1591), landgrave de Hesse-Kassel.
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Nacimiento y Bautizo: Nació el 21 de agosto de 1765 en el Palacio de Buckingham, Inglaterra. Fue bautizado en la Gran Cámara del Consejo del Palacio de St. James el 18 de septiembre de 1765, siendo...
El hermano mayor de Guillermo, el príncipe de Gales, había sido Príncipe Regente desde 1811 debido a la enfermedad mental de su padre, el rey Jorge III. En 1820, al morir el soberano, la corona pasó al Príncipe Regente, que se convirtió en rey Jorge IV.
Guillermo IV murió en el Castillo de Windsor el 20 de junio de 1837, a los 71 años de edad, siendo sepultado en la Capilla de San Jorgeen Windsor. Como no le sobrevivió ningún descendiente legítimo, la corona del Reino Unido pasó a su sobrina de 18 años, Victoria de Kent. Dado que la Ley Sálica estaba en vigor en Hannover, una mujer no podía reinar...
Guillermo IV del Reino Unido fue rey del Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda, así como del reino de Hannover, desde el 26 de junio de 1830 hasta su fallecimiento.
Guillermo Enrique nació el 21 de agosto de 1765 en el palacio de Buckingham, tercero de los quince hijos de Jorge III del Reino Unido y Carlota de Mecklemburgo-Strelitz. Por ser el tercero en la línea de sucesión —detrás de sus hermanos Jorge de Gales y Federico de York —, no se esperaba que heredara la corona.