George Augustus Frederick, aka, the Prince Regent, was born on August 12th, 1762 to George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. George was an enormous contributor of new ideas for styles and fashions that became prominent in the Regency Era. In fact, John Nash commissioned George IV to remodel Buckingham Palace and build the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, as well as Sir Jeffry Wyattville to rebuild Windsor Castle. However, Prinny had a less than ideal relationship with his father and a disastrous relationship with his own wife and cousin, Caroline of Brunswick, whom he married only to get out of debt. George and Caroline formally separated indefinitely after their only child, Princess Charlotte was born. George was very busy when it came to women who caught his eye, and he ended up having many mistresses, such as Mary Robinson, an actress, whom he bought off with a pension when she threatened to expose their relationship. That wasn’t his only conquest; he was also involved with Grace Elliott, a widow of a physician; as well as the Countess of Jersey, Frances Villiers. George probably fathered a few illegitimate children, possibly James Ord, Major George Seymour Crole, as well as the possibility of others. Every event George coordinated was meticulously planned down to the very last second to guarantee a successful affair. These elaborate and luxurious events were not only the talk of the century, but also part of the reason for some of the debt accrued during George IV’s reign. Towards the end of 1810, after the death of Princess Amelia, his father went mad and became unable to fulfill his duties as king, so George was forced to step in. The Lords Commissioners created the Regency Act of 1811 which granted powers to the new Prince Regent, thus, the Regency era was born! As Prince Regent, George let his ministers handle all of the government affairs. In 1820, his father died, and George officially became King George IV. From the turn of the 19 century, he began to suffer from gout, arteriosclerosis, peripheral edema, as well as possible porphyria which wore on his mobility. He would spend whole days in bed and experience spasms of breathlessness that would leave him half choked. Some accounts claim that he showed signs of mental instability towards the end of his life, although not nearly the strain of his father. He died at about half-past three in the morning on June 26, 1830 at Windsor Castle. He reportedly called out, "Good God, what is this?" clasped his page's hand and said "My boy, this is death." He was subsequently buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on July 15.