The House of Hanover was founded in 1635 by George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (February 1582, Celle –April 1670, Hildesheim). The House of Hanover ruled the Electorate and then the Kingdom of Hanover. It brought the dynasty that ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 until the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. George I of Great Britain, (1660 – 1727), was the first Hanoverian to rule Britain. He was not ethnically German, and he didn’t speak English when he was appointed King of England in 1714.
Upon Victoria’s death, the British throne passed to her eldest son Edward VII, who was considered member of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha through his father only. The British Monarchy (the House of Windsor) says that they are from the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha but actually they are still from the House of Hanover.
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