George IV


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to George IV: William IV, George VI, George V

George IV

1762-1830.
King of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover (1820-1830) who caused controversy when he attempted to divorce his estranged wife, Caroline of Brunswick.

George IV

n
(Biography) 1762–1830, king of Great Britain and Ireland and also of Hanover (1820–30); regent (1811–20). His father (George III) disapproved of his profligate ways, which undermined the prestige of the crown, and of his association with the Whig opposition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.George IV - King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830George IV - King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the Crown (1762-1830)
Hanoverian line, House of Hanover, Hanover - the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)
References in classic literature ?
She brought him two sons: Pitt, named not so much after his father as after the heaven-born minister; and Rawdon Crawley, from the Prince of Wales's friend, whom his Majesty George IV forgot so completely.
A cabbie filmed the rodents in the restaurant chain's outlet on Edinburgh's George IV Bridge last week.
1762: George IV, King of England, eldest son of the insane George III, was born.
Against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Becky manages to manipulate her way to the court of King George IV, while breaking hearts and losing her fortune.
1830: King George IV - England's fattest king - died aged 67.
The famous Frankenstein bar on George IV Bridge has creaked open its basement doors to reveal a traditional German beer cellar.
In fact, the forgotten Princess Charlotte of Wales was born in 1796 and was the only child of King George IV then Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline who had a loveless marriage and parted soon after Charlotte's birth, making her the next in line to the throne.
The place names King George Bay (Bransfield chart 1820), and King George Island (Fildes chart 1821) were applied for George IV.
L-r: Plates used at George IV and Henry VIII's coronations, mugs circa 1820 and plate by a Lawrence Anderton plate circa 1660-1699
The last to feature on the list of 20 is Kings College London founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829.
His predecessor George IV, notorious gambler and high-liver, might have been proud of him - but I wonder what his fellow soldiers risking their lives in Afghanistan think of his antics?
It was made in 1820 for the coronation of King George IV.