||William (Hannover) of Cumberland is a member of the royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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William is best known for his role in the Battle of Culloden and its aftermath. After the defeat of the highlanders in the battle, 16 April 1746, Cumberland ordered his troops to "give no quarter" to the Highland troops. They hunted down and killed survivors, burned their homes, and stole their cattle. The attrocities initiated by Cumberland will not soon be forgotten by those of Highland descent.
Duke of Cumberland; Son of King George II 1683 - 1760 and Queen Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683 - 1737)
He had several mistresses but never married.
Burial: Westminster Abbey - Westminster - City of Westminster
Death: 31 OCT 1765, Upper Grosvenor Street, London, England
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