William IV of Great Britain Timeline

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  • 21 Aug 1765
    Prince William, future William IV of Great Britain, is born in Buckingham Palace.
  • 1778
    Prince William, future William IV of Great Britain, joins the Royal Navy.
  • 1789
    Prince William, future William IV of Great Britain, is made the Duke of Clarence.
  • 1811
    William, Duke of Clarence, achieves the rank of Rear-Admiral.
  • 1817
    The daughter and only legitimate heir of William, Duke of Clarence dies.
  • 11 Jul 1818
    Prince William, future William IV Great Britain, marries Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen.
  • 1827 - 1828
    William, Duke of Clarence, is made Lord High Admiral.
  • 1830 - 1837
    Reign of William IV of Great Britain.
  • 26 Jun 1830
    George IV of Great Britain dies of illness at Windsor Castle.
  • 8 Sep 1831
    The coronation ceremony of William IV of Great Britain is held in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1832
    The Reform Act increases the democratic base and political representation in Britain.
  • 1833
    The Slavery Abolition Act abolishes slavery in most of the British Empire (but not India).
  • 16 Oct 1834
    A great fire destroys the Houses of Parliament in London.
  • 20 Jun 1837
    William IV of Great Britain dies of cirrhosis of the liver and pneumonia.
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