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  1. George II (George Augustus; German: Georg August; 30 October / 9 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death in 1760.

  2. Nov 6, 2023 · George II, king of Great Britain and elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760. Although he possessed sound political judgment, his lack of self-confidence caused him to rely heavily on his ministers, most notable of whom was Sir Robert Walpole. Learn more about George II’s life and reign in this article.

  3. George II, orig. George Augustus German Georg August, (born Nov. 10, 1683, Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover—died Oct. 25, 1760, London, Eng.), King of Great Britain and elector of Hanover (1727–60). His father, the elector of Hanover, became George I of England; he succeeded him in both roles in 1727.

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    George II © George was elector of Hanover and second Hanoverian king of Great Britain and Ireland. George was born in Hanover, Germany on 10 November 1683, the only son of the elector of...

  5. Jan 20, 2023 · George II of Great Britain (r. 1727-1760) was the second of the Hanoverian monarchs, and like his father George I of Great Britain (r. 1714-1727), he faced a Jacobite rebellion to restore the Stuart line. Wars in Europe and beyond drained resources but ultimately led to Britain holding many key colonies in the now truly global game of empires.

  6. Apr 27, 2021 · The second Hanoverian monarch, King George II ascended the British throne on his detested father’s death on 11th June 1727. His reign saw wars at home (Jacobite Rebellion of 1745) and abroad…

  7. George II (r. 1727-1760) George II, at the age of 60, was the last British sovereign to fight alongside his soldiers, at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743 in Germany, against the French. Like his father, for much of his reign George's political options were limited by the strength of the Jacobite cause with which many of the Tories supported ...

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