Daily Archives: January 16, 2015

Charlotte’s Family: Prince Octavius

CHARLOTTE’S PATERNAL UNCLE

Octavius_of_Great_Britain_-_Gainsborough_1782

The Prince Octavius (23 February 1779 – 3 May 1783) eigth son of George III of the United Kingdom and Charlotte of Mecklenburg – Strelitz, died of smallpox at the age of four

Picture: Prince Octavius (1779-1783) by Thomas Gainsborough, 1782, Royal Collection