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  King George III
George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland, son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and grandson of King George II, whom he succeeded in 1760, was born on the 4th of June 1738.
George III, who thought that the first duty of the Americans was to obey himself, had on his side the mass of unreflecting Englishmen who thought that the first duty of all colonists was to be useful and submissive to the mother country.
George III could not bear to be interfered with at all, or to surrender any element of power which had served him in his long struggle with the Whigs.
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  George III Of Britain - LoveToKnow 1911
[George William ] (1738-1820), king of Great Britain and Ireland, son of Frederick, prince of Wales, and grandson of George II., whom he succeeded in 1760, was born on the 4th of June 1738.
George Grenville was in office till 1765; the marquis of Rockingham till 1766; Pitt, becoming earl of Chatham, till illness compelled him to retire from the conduct of affairs in 1767, when he was succeeded by the duke of Grafton.
George III., who thought that the first duty of the Americans was to obey himself, had on his side the mass of unreflecting Englishmen who thought that duty of all colonists was to be useful and submissive to the mother-country.
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 George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Opposition in Parliament to what was regarded as increasing royal influence finally forced George to accept the resignation (1782) of North and the formation of ministries first by Lord Rockingham and then by the earl of Shelburne, who concluded the Treaty of Paris (1783), granting independence to the United States.
George, who had suffered a short nervous breakdown in 1765 and a more serious one in 1788–89 (which caused a fierce conflict between Pitt and Fox over the powers to be vested in the regency), became permanently insane in 1810.
George was an honest and well-intentioned man, but his stubbornness and limited intellectual power confounded his efforts to rule well and made him a somewhat tragic figure.
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 George III of Great-Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
George III of Great-Britain was born on June 4, 1738.
Plain and undesirable as she was, George III fulfilled his marital duties in the same conscientious way as he fulfilled his kingship, and they bred 15 children.
George's American policy was to force the colonists to absolute obedience, but the colonists proclaimed their independence on July 4, 1776 and achieved it at the Peace of Versailles in 1783.
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 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
George III was born in 1738, first son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta.
George III succeeded his grandfather, George II, in 1760 (Frederick, Prince of Wales, had died in 1751 having never ruled).
George was determined to recover the prerogative lost to the ministerial council by the first two Georges; in the first two decades of the reign, he methodically weakened the Whig party through bribery, coercion and patronage.
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 American Revolution - Insane King George III of England
George and Charlotte had 15 children, one of whom, George IV would be the next king.
King George III died in 1820, at the age of 82, and his son, George IV, succeeded him.
Other members of the far-flung royal family who suffered from this hereditary disease were Queen Anne of Great Britain; Frederic the Great of Germany; George IV of Great Britain--son of George III; and George IV's daughter, Princess Charlotte, who died of the disease at childbirth.
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 The Former Great Britain - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Great Britain is what people used to call England while it was a universal military superpower with colonies on several planets, including, but not restricted to: Mars, Pluto (which may or may not be planet any more, no one knows), Jupitur, and Uranus.
Great Britain was a monarchy while it was still called Great Britain, and was ruled by Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth II, KingGeorge, King Chuck Norris,King George II, and King George III.
Queen Elizabeth was the first Martian ruler, and she expanded the kingdom of Great Britain to all corners of the solar system.
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 The Ruling House of Great Britain and Ireland, 1939-1945
Henry, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Gloucester (1900-).
George, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Kent (1902-1942).
Carl Eduard, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Albany (1884-).
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 George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland — Infoplease.com
George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland: Early Reign - Early Reign After his father's early death (1751), young George was educated for his future...
George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland: Ministries of North and the Younger Pitt - Ministries of North and the Younger Pitt Only in 1770 did George find in Frederick, Lord North, a...
George III: Steven Parissien considers the reputation of one of the most controversial of British monarchs: the king who lost the......
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Madness of King George at Epinions.com
Historical Background: King George III was born in London in1738 and succeeded his grandfather, King George II, upon the death of the latter in 1760.
George III's eldest son was appointed regent from 1811 until his father's death in 1820, and later succeeded his father to the throne as George IV.
George IV took no interest in matters of state and lived a disgraceful life of dissipation, but had a taste for things of beauty that led to the construction of many beautiful buildings and the beginning of the collection that would ultimately become the British National Gallery.
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 King George III
George III was the first of the House of Hanover to be born and educated as an Englishman.
George III was the longest reigning of the male British monarchs.
George III, because of his coronation oath to maintain the rights and privileges of the Church of England, was against the proposed measure.
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 George III, King of Great Britain - Olga's Gallery
During the administration of George III's favourite prime minister, Lord North, the American colonies, protesting England's attempts at taxation, proclaimed, on the 4th of July, 1776, and, eventually, achieved their independence.
George III welcomed the union between Ireland and Great Britain, but refused the proposed Catholic emancipation, which led to the resignation of William Pitt in 1801.
In 1811, his eldest son George, Prince of Wales (later George IV) was appointed regent.; and till his death, on 29 January 1820, George was hopelessly insane; he also lost his sight.
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 George III of the United Kingdom Summary
George III (1738-1820) was king of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820.
George III succeeded to the British throne on the death of his grandfather, George II, a considerable book collector himself who formed the collection that became known as the Old Royal Library.
George III (George William Frederick)(4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death.
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 George III
George, son of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, and grandson of George II, was born in London in 1738.
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.
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 thePeerage.com - Oskar Frederik Vilhelm Olaf Gustaf VI Adolf Bernadotte, King of Sweden and others
She was the daughter of Alexander William George Duff, 1st Duke of Fife and Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom.
He was crowned King of Great Britain on 22 September 1761 in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England, and styled 'King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, Elector of Hanover, Defender of the Faith.
She married George III Hanover, King of Great Britain, son of Frederick Louis Hanover, Prince of Wales and Auguste Prinzessin von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg, on 8 September 1761 in St.
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 King's Library
When George III came to the throne in 1760, there was no substantial royal library.
Behind the moveable bookcases containing George III's books, there is in fact another row of shelves containing a similar collection formed by Thomas Grenville (1755-1846) [see entry in the directory of Named Collections of Printed Materials].
Examples of King George III bindings can be seen on the British Library's Database of Bookbindings.
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 George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland — Infoplease.com
George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland: Later Life and Character - Later Life and Character George, who had suffered a short nervous breakdown in 1765 and a more...
George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland: England in the Reign of George III - England in the Reign of George III Before George died in 1820 the fabric of English life had been...
The Honorable George Knox (1765-1827), parliamentarian and mineral collector: his collections in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
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 'George III' William Frederick HANOVER (K.G.) "King of Great Britain"
[A] George III William Frederick Hanover, King of Great Britain was the son of Frederick Louis Hanover, Prince of Wales and Auguste Prinzessin von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg.
He was crowned King of Great Britain on 22 September 1761 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England, and styled 'King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, Elector of Hanover, Defender of the Faith.' He was sponsor for Sir George Irby, 3rd Baron Boston at his baptism on 28 January 1778.
George III William Frederick Hanover, King of Great Britain also went by the nick-name of 'Farmer George'.
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 What Was a "Hessian"?
That "Elector" happened to be George III of Great Britain (hence the current ruling family of Britain is still, technically known as the "House of Hanover").
Great Britain traditionally relied on its impressive, defensive "moat" — the English Channel, and always maintained a relatively small army in peacetime.
In all, George III was able to contract with six of his fellow German princes for the use of some of their troops:
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 The Reincarnation of Mad King George (the one who fought against the American revolution, and against Democracy.) And ...
George III of Great Britain, commonly known as Mad George, was the guy who lost the revolution.
George William aka Mad George is described by historians as a “child of strong feelings and slow mental development ……… difficult to teach, too easy to command” “tormented with thoughts of his inadequacy … a curious blend of obstinate determination with self-distrust” (www.kirtland.cc.mi.us/honors/braden/kinggeorge.htm).
George III believed he was the Defender of the Faith, a title he used consistently.
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 George III
This view is a historical consequence of the political climate of the times, wherein the true state of the King's governing powers and mental health were practically unknown by the general public, and even less so by the distant North American colonies ruled under his crown.
A statue of George III was pulled down in New York at the beginning of the War of Independence in 1776 and two engravings of its destruction still exist.
He also dispensed with the phrase "etc.," which was added during the reign of Elizabeth I. His style became, "George the Third, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith."
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 The Resolution of Farmer George | TIME
"George, be a king!" his mother commanded him, and no one can say that George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Arch-Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, has not done his best.
George, now 38, was only twelve when his father Frederick, Prince of Wales, died in 1751 from internal injuries caused by a blow from a cricket ball.
George is said by those who were present to have winced at his first glimpse of his exceedingly homely bride-to-be, but true to his fashion, he gamely said his marriage vows a few hours after her arrival.
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 This Day in History 1820: King George III dies
Ten years after mental illness forced him to retire from public life, King George III, the British king who lost the American colonies, dies at the age of 82.
In 1760, 20-year-old George succeeded his grandfather, George II, as king of Great Britain and Ireland.
Although he hoped to govern more directly than his predecessor had, King George III was unable to find a minister he could trust, until 1770, when he appointed Lord North as his chief minister.
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 King of Great Britain+Ireland George III
George III of Great Britain and Ireland, King of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (r.
In 1811 he succumbed hopelessly to this dementia and his son, later George IV, acted as a regent for the rest of his reign.
Source: Denis Reid He suffered from the disease porphyria, which led his contemporaries to believe he was mad, and was portrayed in the film "The Madness of King George".
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