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Encyclopedia > Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge

Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge(Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Landislaus), neè His Serene Highness Prince Adolphus of Teck and later His Highness The Duke of Teck (13 August 1868-23 October 1927), was a member of the British Royal Family and a younger brother of Queen Mary, the consort of King George V. In 1900, he succeeded his father as Duke of Teck in the Kingdom of Württemberg. He relinquished his German titles in 1917 to become Marquess of Cambridge. August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... Events January 7 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London January 9 - Military rebellion crushed in Lisbon January 14 - Paul Doumer elected president of France January 19 - Britain sends troops to China February 12 - First British troops lad on Shanghai February 14 - Earthquake in Yugoslavia - 700 dead February... Members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony The British Royal Family is a group of people closely related to the British monarch. ... HSH Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, image by Lafayette of Bond Street, London. ... King George V King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Emperor of India His Majesty King George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) (3 June 1865–20 January 1936) was the last British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, changing the name to the House... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Duke of Teck was a dukedom in the Kingdom of Württemberg. ... Württemberg (often spelled Wurttemberg in English) refers to an area and a former state in Swabia, a region in south-western Germany. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Duke of Cambridge is a title frequently conferred upon junior members of the British royal family. ...

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Early Life

Adolphus was born on August 13, 1868 at Kensington Palace, London. His father was His Serene Highness Prince Francis, Duke of Teck, the eldest son of Duke Alexander of Württemberg and the Countess von Hohenstein. His mother was Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Teck (nee Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge), the youngest daughter of HRH Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge and a granddaughter of King George III. Adolphus was styled His Serene Highness Prince Adolphus of Teck at birth. Due to his unwieldy string of nine Christian names, he was always known as "Dolly" among his family. August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Stub | Historic houses in London | Royal buildings in London | Palaces in England | British Royal Residences ... Greater London and the Regions of England. ... His Highness Prince Francis, Duke of Teck (Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander) (August 28, 1837 - January 21, 1900)), was a member of the British Royal Family, the father of Queen Mary. ... Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth), (November 27, 1833 - October 27, 1897), was a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of King George III. She later held the title of Duchess of Teck by marriage. ... Prince Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge (24 February 1774-8 July 1850), was the tenth-born child and seventh son of King George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte. ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ...


He received his education at Wellington College, Wellington College, Berkshire, the national monument to the Duke of Wellington, is an English public school, which was granted its royal charter in 1853. ...


Army

Adolphus was a cavalry officer, following in the footsteps of his father, both of his grandfathers, and his maternal uncle. He received his education at Wellington College, before entering the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. At the age of 19, he joined the 17th Lancers, the regiment of his maternal uncle, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who was the commander-in-chief of the British Army from 1856-1895. In 1894, he transferred to the 1st Life Guards. Wellington College, Berkshire, the national monument to the Duke of Wellington, is an English public school, which was granted its royal charter in 1853. ... Official name The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridges Own) Colonel-in-Chief Duke of Cambridge Colonel-of-the-Regiment Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig Motto Or Glory Nicknames Binghams Dandies The Death or Glory Boys The Horse Marines The Tots The White Lancers Anniversaries Balaklava (20... Prince George, Duke of Cambridge - statue on Whitehall, London Prince George, Duke of Cambridge (26 March 1819 - 17 March 1904), was a member of the British Royal Family and army officer who served as commander-in-chief of the British Army from 1856 to 1895. ... The British Army is the land armed forces of the United Kingdom. ...


Marriage

In October of that year, he married Lady Margaret Evelyn Grosvenor (9 April 1873-27 March 1929), the daughter of Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The title of Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Richard Grosvenor, the 3rd Marquess of Westminster. ...

George Cambridge, 2nd Marquess of Cambridge, Earl of Eltham, and Viscount Northallerton, formerly HSH Prince George of Teck (11 October 1895-16 April 1981), was a descendant of the British Royal Family. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in Leap years). ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... Events January 1 - Brooklyn, New York merges with New York City. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The title of Duke of Beaufort in the Peerage of England was created by Charles II in 1682 for Henry Somerset, 3rd Marquess of Worcester, a descendant of Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, illegitimate son of Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset, a Lancastrian leader in the Wars of... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in Leap years). ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Duke of Teck

In January 1900, Adolphus succeeded his father as Duke of Teck. The new Duke served with his regiment during the Boer War and at one time was a transport officer in the Household Cavalry. He then served as the British military attaché in Vienna from 1904 to 1910, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. With the outbreak of World War I, he returned to active duty, serving first as temporary military secretary at the War Office and later as military secretary to the commander-in-chief of the British Expeditionary Forces (B.E.F.) in France, with the rank of brigadier general. He was created Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.)in 1897, promoted to Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1900, and made a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath (G.C.B.), in 1911. 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War There were two Boer wars, one in December 16, 1880- March 23, 1881 and the second from October 11, 1899- May 31, 1902 both between the British and the settlers of Dutch origin (called Boere, Afrikaners or Voortrekkers) in South Africa that put... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... The War Office was a government agency in both the United Kingdom and the United States. ...


In 1911, his brother-in-law King George V granted him the style His Highness, a gift on his coronation. A database query syntax error has occurred. ... His Highness A style for a prince, not in common use anymore. ...


Marquess of Cambridge

During World War I, anti-German feeling in the United Kingdom led Adolphus's brother in law, King George V to change the name of the royal house from the Germanic House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to the more English sounding, House of Windsor. The King also renounced all his Germanic titles for himself and all members of the British Royal Family who were British subjects. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... The Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is one of the worlds leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... King George V King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Emperor of India His Majesty King George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) (3 June 1865–20 January 1936) was the last British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, changing the name to the House... Saxe-Coburg-Gotha or Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (German: Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) was once the name given to the two German duchies of Saxe-Coburg and Saxe-Gotha in Germany, in the present states of Bavaria and Thuringia, which were in personal union between 1826 and 1918. ... The House of Windsor, previously called the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, is the Royal House of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ...


In response to this, Adolphus renounced his title of Duke of Teck in the Kingdom of Württemberg and the style His Highness. Adolphus, along with his brother, Prince Alexander of Teck, adopted the name Cambridge, after their grandfather, Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge. Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George), ne His Serene Highness Prince Alexander of Teck (April 14, 1874 - January 16, 1957, was a member of the British Royal Family, the younger brother of Queen Mary. ...


He was subsequently created Marquess of Cambridge, Earl of Eltham, and Viscount Northallerton in the peerage of the United Kingdom. His elder son took the title Earl of Eltham as a courtsey title. His younger children became Lord/Lady (Christian Name) Cambridge. Duke of Cambridge is a title frequently conferred upon junior members of the British royal family. ... The Peerage is a system of titles of nobility which exists in the United Kingdom and is one part of the British honours system. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


The Marquess of Cambridge died in 1927 at Shatton Hall, Shrewsbury, England. His elder son, the Earl of Eltham, succeeded him as Marquess of Cambridge. Events January 7 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London January 9 - Military rebellion crushed in Lisbon January 14 - Paul Doumer elected president of France January 19 - Britain sends troops to China February 12 - First British troops lad on Shanghai February 14 - Earthquake in Yugoslavia - 700 dead February... Duke of Cambridge is a title frequently conferred upon junior members of the British royal family. ...


Titles

  • His Serene Highness Prince Adolphus of Teck
  • His Serene Highness The Duke of Teck
  • His Highness The Duke of Teck
  • The Most Honourable Marquess of Cambridge
Preceded by:
HH Prince Francis, 1st Duke of Teck
Duke of Teck Followed by:
Title relinquished
Preceded by:
New Creation
Marquess of Cambridge Followed by:
George Cambridge, 2nd Marquess of Cambridge

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Duke of Cambridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (364 words)
The title was next given, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, to Prince Adolphus, the seventh son of George III.
The first Duke's grandson (through a female line), Adolphus, Duke of Teck, who was the brother of Queen Mary, George V's consort, was created Marquess of Cambridge in 1917 when he gave up his German titles and took the surname "Cambridge".
Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Ladislaus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge (1868-1927)
Marquess of Cambridge (262 words)
Marquess of Cambridge, Earl of Eltham, and Viscount Northallerton, all in the Peerage of the United Kingdom 1917
The 1st Marquess of Cambridge was the eldest son of His Highness Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander, Prince and Duke of Teck and was descended from the 1st Duke of Cambridge (7th son of George III).
Mary Ilona Margaret, daughter of the 2nd Marquess, stood as a bridesmaid for H.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth's marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947.
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