Earl Alexander Augustus Fred of Cambridge

Earl Alexander Augustus Fred of Cambridge

Male 1874 - 1957  (82 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 12 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Alexander Augustus Fred of Cambridge 
    Prefix Earl 
    Born 14 Apr 1874  Kensington Palace, Kensington, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jan 1957  Kensington Palace, Kensington, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5246  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2010 

    Father Franz Paul Karl Ludwig Alexander von Hohenstein,   b. 27 Aug 1837, Osijek (Esseg), Kroatien Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1900, Richmond Park, Surrey, White Lodge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Princess Mary Adelaide Wilhelmine Elizabeth of Cambridge,   b. 22 Nov 1833, Hanover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1897, White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1866  Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F2178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Princess Alice Mary Victoria von Sachsen-Coburg,   b. 25 Feb 1883, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1981  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1904  Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. May Helen Emma of Cambridge,   b. 23 Jan 1906, Claremont House, Esher, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1994, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Viscount Rupert Alexander George Augustus of Cambridge,   b. 24 Aug 1907, Claremont House, Esher, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1928, Belleville Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     3. Maurice of Cambridge,   b. 29 Mar 1910, Claremont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1910, Schloss Reinhardsbrunn Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F2152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1874 - Kensington Palace, Kensington, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1904 - Windsor, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jan 1957 - Kensington Palace, Kensington, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Alexander Augustus Fred of Cambridge
    Alexander Augustus Fred of Cambridge
    with spouse Princess Alice and President Roosevelt

  • Notes 
    • Prins van Teck

      a British military commander and major-general who served as Governor-General of the Union of South Africa, the country's fourth, and as Governor General of Canada, the 16th since Canadian Confederation.

      Prince Alexander was born in London, United Kingdom, to the Duke and Duchess of Teck, and was educated at Eton College before moving on to Sandhurst for training as an officer. He rose in rank through his service in African campaigns and the First World War, receiving numerous honours and decorations, including elevation to the peerage as the Earl of Athlone, after he relinquished his German title of Prince of Teck in the Kingdom of Württemberg. He was in 1927 appointed as South Africa's governor general by George V, King of the United Kingdom, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Stanley Baldwin, to replace Prince Arthur of Connaught as viceroy, and he occupied the post until succeeded by the Earl of Clarendon in 1930. Athlone then served as Chancellor of the University of London until he was in 1940 appointed as Canada's governor general by George VI, king of Canada, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada William Lyon Mackenzie King, to replace the Lord Tweedsmuir as viceroy, and he occupied the post until succeeded by the Viscount Alexander of Tunis in 1946. Athlone proved to be instrumental in the Canadian war effort and as a host to British and American statesmen during the Second World War.

      Returned to the United Kingdom, Athlone sat on the organising committee for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. He died at Kensington Palace in 1957, and was interred in the Royal Burial Ground at Frogmore.


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