George IV, King of the United Kingdom (Biographical details)

George IV, King of the United Kingdom (ruler; British; Male; 1762 - 1830)

Also known as

George IV; Prince Regent; Wales; Hannover; Ostfriesland; Georg IV; George Augustus Frederick


Eldest son of George III (q.v.); Prince of Wales; 1811, Prince Regent; 1820, succeeded as George IV. 1795, married Caroline of Brunswick (q.v.), also earlier marriage to Mrs Fitzherbert. The royal collection of coins and medals, formerly at Buckingham House, as it was then called, was presented to the nation by George IV in 1823 and deposited in the British Museum on 28 May 1825.


John Allan, 'The early history of the Department of Coins and Medals', BM Quarterly, 1953, p.76.