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1721, Apr 261765, Oct 31
the third and youngest son of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach, and Duke of Cumberland from 1726. He is best remembered for his role in putting down the Jacobite Rising at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, which made him immensely popular throughout Britain. He is often referred to by the nickname given to him by his English Tory opponents: 'Butcher' Cumberland. Despite his triumph at Culloden, he had a largely unsuccessful military career. Following the Convention of Klosterzeven in 1757, he never held active military command and switched his attentions to politics and horse racing.
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02/25/1746- William of Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen 
03/08/1746- William of Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen 
07/26/1757-Battle of Hastenbeck: French army beats the British Duke William of Cumberland
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