Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all of Brunswicks in:
 • Dom St. Blasius
 • Braunschweig
 • Braunschweiger Stadtkreis
 • Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen)
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Caroline of Brunswick
Birth: May 17, 1768
Braunschweig
Braunschweiger Stadtkreis
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Aug. 7, 1821
London
City of London
Greater London, England

British royalty, Princess of Wales and, technically, Queen consort of King George IV. The daughter of the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Princess Augusta, eldest sister of King George III. Caroline married her cousin, Prince George, on April 8, 1795 at St. James Palace. The prince only married her to increase his annual allowance. They despised one another - the prince found her fat, ugly, rude, and her lack of personal hygiene disgusting. In turn, she found the prince fat and rude. In correspondance, it was revealed that the couple had sexual relations only three times, resulting in the birth of their only child, Princess Charlotte Augusta, in 1796. Thereafter, the couple refused to live together. Caroline proceeded to make a spectacle of herself in England and Europe, appearing at balls half-naked, taking lovers with no thought to discretion, and gambling up enormous debts. When Prince George ascended the throne as George IV in 1821, the English government offered Caroline £50,000 to stay out of the country. She refused and returned to England, where George began divorce procedings, and she was barred from his coronation. Suffering from various ailments, she died 19 days later at the age of 53. She was returned to Brunswick for burial, where her coffin was inscribed "the injured queen of England".  (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
   George IV (1762 - 1830)*
 
 Children:
   Charlotte Augusta (1796 - 1817)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dom St. Blasius
Braunschweig
Braunschweiger Stadtkreis
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
Record added: Apr 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8603449
Caroline of Brunswick
Added by: Kristen Conrad
 
Caroline of Brunswick
Added by: Benny Chordt Hansen
 
Caroline of Brunswick
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Frank K.
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Maggie
 Added: Jan. 16, 2015
+REQVIESCAT IN PACE : MDCCCXXI-MMXIV
- Zix Danziger
 Added: Aug. 7, 2014

- la vita eterna
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014
There are 95 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.5 after 57 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service