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The Duchess of Kent, mother of the reigning Queen Victoria, dies at her home near Windsor

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03/16/1861
At her royal residence of Frogmore, near Windsor Castle, Maria Louisa Victoria, the Duchess of Kent and the mother of Queen Victoria died at age seventy-four, from the effects of cancer.  A widowed German princess, she had married a younger son of George III in 1818 and the following year gave birth to the daughter who would become Queen Victoria.  She was buried in the royal vault at Windsor Castle.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), 461.

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