George IV was admired for his impeccable style, fashion sense, and for his charm and culture, earning him the nickname "First Gentleman of England." However, his poor relationships with his family members, mistreatment and attempted divorce of his wife, obsesity and extravagent lifestyle made him a target of mirrored contempt, especially from the common people.
|Full Name||George Augustus Frederick IV|
|Who||King of Great Britain|
|Birth Date||August 12, 1762|
|Death Date||June 26, 1830|
|Born||London, England, UK|
|Died||Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK|
|Cause of Death||gastrointestinal bleeding / cancer / gout / many others|
|Father||George III of England|
|Mother||Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz|
|Spouse||Caroline of Brunswick|
William IV of the United Kingdom
Edward, Duke of Kent & Strathearn
Ernest Augustus I of Hanover
Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex
Frederick, Duke of York & Albany
Charlotte, Princess Royal
Amelia of the United Kingdom
Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom
Mary, Duchess of Gloucester & Edinburgh
Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
Octavius of Great Britain
Sophia of the United Kingdom
|Children||Charlotte of Wales|
George was baptized as an infant by Thomas Secker.
George's honorary godparents were William, Duke of Cumberland (who was his great-uncle twice removed), and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, his grandmother.
George's relationship with his father, King George III, was strained. While George III was a conservative ruler, his son was the opposite. The elder George was horrified by his son's extravagent spending, lavish lifestyle, and many mistresses.
George was a supporter of Charles James Fox.
At the age of 21, in 1783, George - who had previously been a wild playboy with numerous casual mistresses - fell in love for the first time. He became fascinated by Maria Fitzherbert.
George was an early admirer of Jane Austen, who was at the time considered fashionable but controversial. He invited her to visit him at his Palace, while still the prince. Upon meeting Austen, he asked her to dedicate a copy of Emma to him, which she did. He then instructed his librarian to give her the plot of a new "perfect novel" that she was to write next. Austen would later say that she had greatly disliked George.