House of Hanover

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The House of Hanover (German: Haus Hannover), whose members are known as Hanoverians, is a European royal house of German[1] origin that ruled Hanover, Great Britain, and Ireland at various times during the 17th to 20th centuries. The house originated in 1635 as a cadet branch of the House of Brunswick-Lüneburg, growing in prestige until Hanover became an Electorate in 1692. A great-grandson of King James VI and I, George I, who was prince-elector of Hanover, became the first Hanoverian monarch of Great Britain and Ireland in 1714. At the end of his line, Queen Victoria's death in 1901, the throne of the United Kingdom passed to her eldest son Edward VII, a member of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, through his father Albert, Prince Consort. The last reigning members of the House of Hanover lost the Duchy of Brunswick in 1918 when Germany became a republic.

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House of Hanover
Arms of the House of Hanover
Parent houseBonifaciObertenghiEsteWelf
Founded1634; 389 years ago (1634)
FounderGeorge, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Current headErnst August, Prince of Hanover

The formal name of the house was the House of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Hanover line.[2] The senior line of Brunswick-Lüneburg, which ruled Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, became extinct in 1884. The House of Hanover is now the only surviving branch of the House of Welf, which is the senior branch of the House of Este. The current head of the House of Hanover is Ernst August, Prince of Hanover.