George II of Great Britain

related topics
{son, year, death}
{car, race, vehicle}
{disease, patient, cell}
{war, force, army}
{water, park, boat}
{woman, child, man}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}

George II (George Augustus; German: Georg II. August; 30 October 1683[1] – 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.

He was the last British monarch to have been born outside Great Britain, and was famous for his numerous conflicts with his father and, subsequently, with his son. As king, he exercised little control over policy in his early reign, the government instead being controlled by Great Britain's parliament. Before that, most kings possessed great power over their parliaments. He was also the last British monarch to lead an army in battle (at Dettingen, in 1743). Although he primarily spoke German, as well as French, as his first languages like his father George I, he was also very fluent in English (unlike George I) as well as Latin, Dutch, and Spanish.

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
René of Anjou
Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk
James Tyrrell
Albert I of Germany
Mary Disraeli, 1st Viscountess Beaconsfield
Thomas I of Savoy
Emperor Toba
John I, Duke of Brabant
Amadeus III of Savoy
John II of Castile
Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere
Nicolas Anselme Baptiste
Vsevolod I of Kiev
Hostilian
Haakon I of Norway
Alfonso III of León
Alfonso II of Asturias
Queen Sonja of Norway
Edmund Blunden
Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor
Emperor Go-Horikawa
Casimir II the Just
Chlothar III
Henry I of Navarre
Hugh the Great
Afonso II of Portugal
Frederick III of Sicily
Feodor I of Russia
Louis II of Hungary
Abbas I of Egypt