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William, Duke of Gloucester
As second in line to the throne, after his mother, William was expected to succeed at some point in the future. On his birth, King William III of England declared him Duke of Gloucester and awarded him the Order of the Garter. At the age of nine, his own household was formed.
William took ill on the day after his eleventh birthday party and died a few days later.
The capital of the Colony of Virginia, Williamsburg (founded 1699), named its main thoroughfare in his honor. The Duke of Gloucester Street is a wide avenue that extends from the House of Burgesses, past the Governor's Palace, to the College of William and Mary.
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