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  George II of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George II (George Augustus) (10 November 1683–25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death.
George II was famous for his numerous conflicts with his father and afterwards with his son (a seemingly common problem for members of the Hanoverian dynasty).
Duke George Augustus of Hanover was born at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover.
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 George II, king of Great Britain and Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
George II, king of Great Britain and Ireland.
(George Augustus), 1683–1760, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1727–60), son and successor of George I. Though devoted to Hanover, of which he was elector, George was more active in the English government than his father had been.
However, just as George had quarreled with his father over personal matters, so Frederick Louis, prince of Wales, was strongly at odds with the king and became nominal head of the opposition group that ousted Walpole in 1742.
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 ipedia.com: George II of Great Britain Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George II, George Augustus (10 November 1683-25 October 1760; reigned 11 June 1727-25 October 1760), was the second Hanoverian king of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland.
George II succeeded to the throne on his father's death in 1727, but a battle of wills continued with his son and heir, Frederick, Prince of Wales, ending only with Frederick's untimely death in 1751.
George II is remembered as the last British Sovereign to lead his own troops onto the battlefield, which he did at the Battle of Dettingen.
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 King George II
George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland, the only son of King George I, was born in 1683.
The position of George II as a Hanoverian prince drew him to the side of Maria Theresa through jealousy of the rising Prussian monarchy.
Before Pitts dismissal George II had for once an opportunity of placing himself on the popular side, though, as was the case of his grandson George III during the American war, it was when the popular side happened to be in the wrong.
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 George I of Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George I (Georg Ludwig von Hannover) (28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727) was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) from 23 January 1698, and King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 1 August 1714, until his death.
George I, the first Hanoverian monarch of Great Britain and Ireland, was not a fluent speaker of the English language; instead, he spoke his native German, and was for this ridiculed by his British subjects.
George's marriage to Sophia was dissolved, not on the grounds that either of them committed adultery, but on the grounds that Sophia had "abandoned" her husband.
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 George I of Great Britain : George I of the United Kingdom
George I of Great Britain (May 28, 1660 - June 11, 1727) was King of Great Britain (formed from the merger of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland) and King of Ireland from August 1, 1714 to June 11, 1727.
George divorced Sophia in 1694 for committing adultery with Count von Konigsmarck[?].He had her imprisoned in the Castle of Ahlden[?], where she remained until her death in 1726.
Their daughter, Sophia Dorothea[?], would be the mother of King II of Prussia">Frederick II of Prussia, known as Frederick the Great.
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 Mary II - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mary II (1662-1694), Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-1694), born in London.
George II (of Great Britain and Ireland): Mary (queen consort)
Mary (queen consort) (1867-1953), Queen Consort of Great Britain (1911-1936), the wife of King George V, and daughter of the German nobleman...
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 George II, King of Great Britain
George II was born November 10, 1683, the only son of George I and Sophia.
Like his father, George was very much a German prince, but at the age of 30 when George I ascended the throne, he was young enough to absorb the English culture that escaped his father.
George II died of a stroke on October 25, 1760.
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 Georg Ludwig (1660-1727)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Georg Ludwig (1660-1727), elector of Brunswick - Lüneburg (Hanover) and, from 1714, king of Great Britain.
Georg Ludwig did sanction visits to Ahlden by duke Georg Wilhelm, which were denied by the agreement of 1694.
Georg Ludwig also permitted Georg Wilhelm's widow to move from her dower-house in Lüneburg to the castle of Celle in order to make her frequent trips to visit her daughter less strenuous.
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 AllRefer.com - Great Britain : History : Victorian Foreign Policy (British And Irish Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Great Britain's commercial interests, advanced by the British navy, brought on in 1839 the first Opium War with China, which opened five Chinese ports to British trade and made Hong Kong a British colony.
The aggressive diplomacy of Lord Palmerston in the 1850s and 60s, including involvement in the Crimean Wa From 1868 to 1880 political life in Great Britain was dominated by Benjamin Disraeli and William E. Gladstone, who differed dramatically over domestic and foreign policy.
Great Britain's period of hegemony was ending, as both Germany and the United States were surpassing it in industrial production.
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 George III
George was only twelve when his father died and his mother's friend, the Earl of Bute, became an important influence on his future development.
George III was also having trouble with his high-spirited eldest son, George, Prince of Wales.
George was placed in a strait-jacket and eventually his doctors had a special iron chair made to restrain their patient.
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 Paul of Greece: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He succeeded his brother, George II (George II: King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)), as king during a civil war between Greek Communists and supporters of the monarchy.
George II (George II: King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760))
Constantine II (Constantine II: constantine ii (born june 2, 1940), was the last king of greece from march 6,...
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 George II (1683-1760), king of Great Britain and Ireland (1727-1760)
Son of George I, George II was the last British king to lead his troops in battle.
The second Jacobite Revolt (the 45), forced Britain to withdraw troops from the continent, although the Jacobites were eventually beaten back into Scotland by George II's third son, the duke of Cumberland, who inflicted a final defeat on them at Culloden (16 April 1746).
He was forced to accept William Pitt the Elder as effective commander in chief, and by the time of George's death, he had withdrawn from active politics, a landmark in the develop of the constitution.
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 Caroline of Ansbach: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Shortly afterwards, she met and married George, son of the Elector of Hanover, who would later become heir to the throne of Great Britain (Great Britain: An island comprising England and Scotland and Wales) and eventually King George II of Great Britain (George II of Great Britain: more facts about this subject).
On the accession of King George I of Great Britain (George I of Great Britain: more facts about this subject) in 1714, Caroline's husband became Prince of Wales (Prince of Wales: The male heir apparent of the British sovereign) and she became Princess of Wales.
Queen Caroline had some powerful postions; she was made "Guardian of the Kingdom of Great Britain, and His Majesty's Lieutenant within the same during His Majesty's absence," thus acting as regent (regent: Someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch) when her husband was off on trips to Hanover.
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 Caroline of Ansbach - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Caroline of Ansbach (1683-1737), queen consort of Great Britain and Ireland (1727-1737) as wife of King George II, whom she married in 1705.
George Augustus was born at Herrenhausen Palace, in Hanover, now in Germany, on October 30, 1683, the eldest son of George Ludwig (later George I)...
He survived the accession of George II, who was looking to promote his favourite, Spencer Compton,...
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 Great Britian. The Complete State Papers Regencies, 1716-1755
The documents show the different ways in which George I and George II conducted the business of the monarchy and provide essential perspectives on the King's changing role in political and administrative history.
George I, King of Great Britain, 1660-1727 -- Correspondence.
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760 -- Correspondence.
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 King George III of Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William Frederick Hanover was born on June 4, 1738 in Norfolk House, London, England, the son of Fredrick Prince of Wales, and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and grandson of King George II of Great Britain.
In 1760, on the death of George II, he became King of Great Britain and Ireland.
In 1800, an act of union was passed between Great Britain and Ireland.
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They were both related to the British Royal family since thier shared great grandmother, Mary of Hanover, the wife of the Landgrave, was daughter of King George II of Great Britain.
Unfortunately for Augustemburg, the Great Powers, England, Russia, France and Sweden advised King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia to retreat his troops from the duchies and the Prussian King signed an armisice with Denmark and the Duke of Augustemburg was left alone and was forced to flee.
At the outbreak of World War I, several of King Christian's grandchildren occupied thrones in Europe: King George V of Great Britain, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, King Christian X of Denmark, King Haakon VII of Norway and his wife Queen Maud, and King Constantine I of Greece.
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 Legitimate Issue - Frederick, Prince Of Wales
Prince Frederick Louis, the grandson of the then Elector of Hanover (later King George I of Great Britain) was born in Hanover, Germany as Duke Friedrich Ludwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
The motives for the ill-feeling between Frederick and his parents may include the fact that he had been set up by his grandfather, even as a small child, as the representative of the house of Hanover, and was used to presiding over official occasions in the absence of his parents.
Frederick was a genuine lover of music who played the cello, he enjoyed the natural sciences and the arts, and became a thorn in the side of his parents, thwarting their every ambition and making a point of opposing them in everything, according to the court gossip Lord Hervey.
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 Huletts on Lake George - History
By the late seventeenth century the route through Lake George was used frequently by Native Americans allied with the French for raids on English villages.
In 1755 British General William Johnson changed the name of the lake to Lake George in honor of King George II of Great Britain.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, Charles Carroll, and Robert Rogers are but a few of the names of early American history who have beheld her shores.
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 George II (of Great Britain and Ireland)
He married Caroline of Anspach in 1705, and was succeeded by his grandson, George III.
Under Queen Caroline's influence, Robert Walpole retained his ministry, begun during the reign of George I, and until his resignation in 1742, managed to keep Britain at peace.
The Jacobite rebellion of 1745 was successfully put down by George's favourite son, William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.
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 eBay - ii great britain, UK Great Britain, Coins World items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Great Britain, Halfpenny, Elizabeth II 1956, Bright UNC
Great Britain Scott 286 Queen Elizabeth II 1Sh3pence
Great Britain 313-16 MNHVF 1953 Issue Elizabeth II
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George Washington truly did sleep here--his headquarters during the French and Indian War were located at Fort Cumberland.
The fort, and later the city, took its name from the Duke of Cumberland, son of King George II of Great Britain.
Cumberland's landscape is dotted with many church spires, such as that belonging to Emanuel Episcopal Church, but the skyline is dominated by the Allegany County Courthouse, one of the many buildings that reflects the city's civic history.
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 Great Britain. Sovereign. The Complete State Papers Domestic. Series 2, 1714-1782
These papers are the complete surviving records of the great Department of State and document the administration and constitution of England; trade and shipping; naval and military affairs; social and religious life; crime, rebellion and discontent.
Great Britain -- History -- George II, 1727-1760 -- Sources.
Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820 -- Sources.
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 Wikinfo | 1749
May 19 - King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
Great Britain - George II King of Great Britain (reigned from June 11, 1727 to October 25, 1760)
Prussia - Frederick II King of Prussia (reigned from 1740 to 1786)
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 Columbia University
Columbia is located on the Upper West Side of New York City and is a member of the Ivy League.
Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College under royal charter of King George II of Great Britain.
During the 1990s, under the leadership of University President George Rupp, Columbia regained its reputation as one of the nation's leading universities.
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