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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 royal princes and princesses were getting 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.It is said that George adored and loved his younger children dearly.

This led George III to think that all his children were immortal and would live forever after the death of his youngest child Princess Amelia in 1810.


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