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George III of the United Kingdom
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George III of the United Kingdom


: 29 January 1820


  • George III was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death
When did George III of the United Kingdom die? / Died29 January 1820

George III of the United Kingdom facts

  • He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814
  • He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors he was born in Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover
  • His life and with it his reign, which were longer than any other British monarch before him, were marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia
  • Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India
  • However, many of Britain's American colonies were soon lost in the American War of Independence
  • Further wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France from 1793 concluded in the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815
  • In the later part of his life, George III had recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness
  • Although it has since been suggested that he had the blood disease porphyria, the cause of his illness remains unknown
  • After a final relapse in 1810, a regency was established, and George III's eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent
  • On George III's death, the Prince Regent s쳮ded his father as George IV
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