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Regents of Hanover

The Hanoverian state was created 1692 when duke Ernst August of Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Kalenberg was elevated to elector, whereby his duchy changed its name to Hanover (Which was the name of his capital). The duchy B-L-Kalenberg was a secundogenitur to House of Welf , which ruled Braunschweig-Lüneburg. That meant that the younger members of the dynasty ruled B-L-Kalenberg while the main line ruled Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Celle. These two duchies were often called the Lüneburg duchies. But Ernst August had 1682 introduced primogenitur within his branch of the dynasty, so Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Celle was permanently united with Hanover when his son inherited that duchy 1705.

Hanover was conquered by France during the Napoleonic Wars but restored as a kingdom at congress of Vienna 1814. Half a century later Hanover lost its independence permanently when Prussia conquered it.

Dukes of Braunschweig-Lüneburg-
 
-Kalenberg
 

-Celle
 

1636-1641
1641-1648
1648-1665
1665-1679
Wilhelm
Ernst
Christian
August
Friedrich
Georg
Christian Ludwig
Georg Wilhelm
Johann Friedrich
1569-1592
1592-1611
1611-1633
1633-1636
1636-1648

1648-1665
1665-1705
 


Electors of Hanover
(from 1692)
 
1679-1698 Ernst August
1698-1727 Georg Ludwig  
1727-1760 Georg II  
1760-1803 Georg III  
1803-1805
1805-1806
1807-1814
Occupied by France
Occupied by Prussia
Occupied by France

Kings of Hanover
 
1814-1820 Georg III (restored)  
1820-1830 Georg IV  
1830-1837 Wilhelm IV  
1837-1851
1851-1866
Ernst August
Georg V

Hanover was conquered by Prussia 1866

Hanover was originally a part of the Brunswick lands and has thereby a continuity that goes back to 1127. To read the lists of the predecessors to the electors of Hanover click on this page.

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