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Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn

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Creation date22 October 1766
MonarchGeorge III
PeeragePeerage of Great Britain
First holderPrince Henry of Wales
Last holderPrince Henry, 1st Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn
Subsidiary titlesEarl of Dublin
StatusExtinct
Extinction date18 September 1790

Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn was a peerage title that was conferred upon a member of the British Royal Family, named after the county of Cumberland, England and after Strathearn, Scotland.

History

The title Duke of Cumberland had been created three times in the Peerages of England and Great Britain.

The title "Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn" was created in the Peerage of Great Britain. This double dukedom and also the Earldom of Dublin in the Peerage of Ireland were bestowed on Prince Henry, the third son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and grandson of King George II. Since Prince Henry died without legitimate children, that title became extinct again.

The title Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale was later created in the Peerage of Great Britain.

List of titleholders

Dukes of Cumberland and Strathearn (1766)

Duke Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn
also Earl of Dublin (Ireland, 1766)
Prince Henry 7 November 1745
Leicester House, London
son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
Anne Horton 18 September 1790
London
aged 44

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