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HANOVER George II (Augustus) of England
Male 1683 - 1760


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  • Birth  30 Oct 1683  Herrenhausen, Palace, Hannover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Oct 1760  Kensington, London, England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  11 Nov 1760  Westminster, London, England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • George II succeeded to the British throne and the electorate of Hanover on the death of his father, George I, in 1727. Born on Nov. 10, 1683, in Hanover, he remained largely Hanoverian in his interests, although,unlike his father, he learned fluent English. He visited the electorate regularly during most of his reign and sometimes utilized his position asking of England to the advantage of his German territory.

      Although George has been represented as a king manipulated by his own ministers--notably Sir Robert Walpole and the duke of Newcastle--and byhis highly intelligent wife, Queen Caroline (1683-1737), he was by no means a weak monarch. He played a larger part in the direction of foreign and military policy than most contemporaries suspected, and at Dettingen (1743), in the War of the Austrian Succession, was the last British monarch to appear in person on the battlefield. His reign witnessed the final collapse of the Jacobites after their uprising of 1745 and closed with Britain's brilliant successes in the Seven Years' War (1756-63) under the leadership of William Pitt the Elder. George had long detested Pitt, but he eventually came to recognize his merits.

      George's son, Frederick, predeceased him, so when George II died on Oct.25, 1760, he was succeeded by Frederick's son, George III. Although he was vulnerable to management by others, George II was undoubtedly aknowledgeable and skillful politician, within the narrow framework of Hanoverian interests in which he worked.

      Died of aneurysm
    Person ID  I438  Royal Family of Europe
    Last Modified  24 Aug 2003 

    Father  HANOVER George I, of England,   b. 28 May 1660, Leineschloss, Osnabruck, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1727, Osnabruck Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  BRUNSWICK Sophia Dorothea, of England,   b. 10 Sep 1666, Celle, Hannover, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1726, Schloss Ahlden, Hannover, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Nov (div) 1682  , Celle, Hannover, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  1694 
    Family ID  F204  Group Sheet

    Family 1  HOBART Henrietta,   b. 11 May 1689, Of, , Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1767, Marble Hill Twickenham, Richmond, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Not Md Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F201  Group Sheet

    Family 2  HOWARD Mary,   b. 1700, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1744, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Not Md Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F202  Group Sheet

    Family 3  WENDT Amalie Sophie Marianne Von,   b. 1 Apr 1704, , Hannover, Hannover, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1765, , Hannover, Hannover, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Not Md Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F203  Group Sheet

    Family 4  ENGLAND Karoline (Wilhelmina) Queen Of,   b. 1 Mar 1683, Ansbach, Mittelfranken, Bavaria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1737, St. James' Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Aug 1705  Herrenhausen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. HANOVER Frederick Louis, Of Wales,   b. 31 Jan 1707, , Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1751, Leicester-House, London, England, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. HANOVER Anne, Queen Of Orange,   b. 2 Nov 1709, Herrenhausen, Hanover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1759, The Hague, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. HANOVER Amelia Sophia Eleanor,   b. 10 Jul 1711, Herrenhausen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1786, Cavendish Square, London, England, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. HANOVER Caroline Elizabeth,   b. 21 Jun 1713, Herrenhausen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1757, London, England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. ENGLAND Son Prince Of,   b. 20 Nov 1716, London, , England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1716, London, , England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. HANOVER George William,   b. 13 Nov 1717, St. James' Palac Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1718, Kensington Palac Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. HANOVER William Augustus Of Cumberland,   b. 15 Apr 1721, Leicester House Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1765, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. HANOVER Mary,   b. 5 Mar 1723, Leicester House, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1772, Hanau Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. HANOVER Louisa Princess Queen Of Denmark,   b. 7 Dec 1724, Leicester House, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1751, Christiansborg, , Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F157  Group Sheet

    Family 5  OF BRANDENBURG Caroline,   b. 1683, , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1737 
    Married  22 Aug 1705  Herrenhausen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. HANOVER Frederick Louis, Of Wales,   b. 31 Jan 1707, , Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1751, Leicester-House, London, England, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. HANOVER Anne, Queen Of Orange,   b. 2 Nov 1709, Herrenhausen, Hanover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1759, The Hague, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. HANOVER Amelia Sophia Eleanor,   b. 10 Jul 1711, Herrenhausen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1786, Cavendish Square, London, England, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. HANOVER Caroline Elizabeth,   b. 21 Jun 1713, Herrenhausen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1757, London, England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. ENGLAND Son Prince Of,   b. 20 Nov 1716, London, , England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1716, London, , England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George William,   b. 2 Nov 1717, St. James' Palac Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1718, Kensington Palac Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. HANOVER George William,   b. 13 Nov 1717, St. James' Palac Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1718, Kensington Palac Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. HANOVER William Augustus Of Cumberland,   b. 15 Apr 1721, Leicester House Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1765, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Willian Augustus,   b. 15 Apr 1721, Leicester House Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1765, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. HANOVER Mary,   b. 5 Mar 1723, Leicester House, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1772, Hanau Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Louisa,   b. 7 Dec 1724, Leicester House, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1751, Christiansborg Find all individuals with events at this location
    >12. HANOVER Louisa Princess Queen Of Denmark,   b. 7 Dec 1724, Leicester House, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1751, Christiansborg, , Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1789  Group Sheet



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