Person:Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1)

Prince Edward _____, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
b.2 Nov 1767
d.23 Jan 1820
Facts and Events
Name Prince Edward _____, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 Nov 1767
Marriage to Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Anne Moré (add)
Death[1] 23 Jan 1820
Reference Number? Q157009?

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, (Edward Augustus; 2 November 1767 – 23 January 1820) was the fourth son and fifth child of King George III. His only legitimate child became Queen Victoria.

Prince Edward was created Duke of Kent and Strathearn and Earl of Dublin on 23 April 1799[1] and, a few weeks later, appointed a General and commander-in-chief of British forces in the Maritime Provinces of North America.[2] On 23 March 1802, he was appointed Governor of Gibraltar and nominally retained that post until his death. The Duke was appointed Field-Marshal of the Forces on 3 September 1805.

Edward was the first member of the royal family to live in North America for more than a short visit (1791–1800) and, in 1794, the first prince to enter the United States (travelling to Boston on foot from Lower Canada) after independence. He is credited with the first use, on 27 June 1792, of the term Canadian to mean both French and English settlers in Upper and Lower Canada. The Prince used the term in an effort to quell a riot between the two groups at a polling station in Charlesbourg, Lower Canada. In the 21st century, he has been styled the "Father of the Canadian Crown" for his impact on the development of Canada.

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