British Royalty. Born Adolphus Frederick Hanover at Buckingham Palace, London, the seventh son of George III, King of Great Britain and Sophie Charlotte Herzogin von Meckleburg-Sterlitz. He was educated at Kew and the University of Göttingen, Germany. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter in June 1786 and gained the rank of Colonel in 1793 in the service of the Hanoverian Army. He was promoted to Lieutenant-General in 1798. He was created 1st Duke of Cambridge, 1st Baron of Culloden, and 1st Earl of Tipperary in November 1801. He was invested as a Privy Counselor in February 1802, and gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in June 1803 in the service of the British Army. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath in January 1815, and as a Knight Grand Cross, Hanoverian Order in August 1815. After the death of his niece, the heir apparent, Princess Charlotte, in 1817, he and his unmarried brothers scrambled for legitimate brides in the hope of securing heirs to the throne. He married Auguste Wilhelmine Luise Prinzessin von Hessen-Kassel, in May 1818 at Cassel, Germany and with her had three children who stood behind their cousin, Victoria, in precedence. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of St. Michael and St. George in June 1825. He died at his residence, Cambridge House, in London at age 76, his only son succeeded to his titles.