William Augustus, (1721-1765), Duke of Cumberland, General
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|Title:||Duke of Cumberland|
|History:||Military commander. Third son of King George II, when Prince of Wales. Major General 1742. Lieutenant General and served at Dettingen, 1743. Captain General of British land forces 1745. Defeated Jacobite rebels at Culloden 1746. Resumed command in Holland 1747. Defeated by d'Estrees at Hastenbeck 1757. Created Duke of Northumberland 1726.|
|References:||DNB, NCA Rules|
|Name authority reference:||GB/NNAF/P276043 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P165284 )|