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Prince Alfred of Great Britain

Member of the British Royal Family

Died when: 1 years 332 days (22 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Prince Alfred of Great Britain

Prince Alfred (22 September 1780 – 20 August 1782) was a member of the British Royal Family as the fourteenth child and ninth and youngest son of King George III and his queen consort, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

At that time, smallpox was a dreaded disease and many princes and princesses were becoming infected around Europe.Near two years old, Alfred became ill after his inoculation against the smallpox virus; his early death at the age of nearly two, along with the demise of his brother Prince Octavius six months later, was a complete shock to their parents as both children were healthy.

In his later bouts of madness, King George would have imagined conversations with both of his youngest sons.


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