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George I, (1660-1727), King of Great Britain and Ireland, and Elector of Hanover

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Alternative name(s):
  • Hanover, Elector of (Also known as)
Surname: George I
Gender: Male
Date: 1660-1727
Title: King of Great Britain and Ireland, and Elector of Hanover
History: Great-grandson of James I (through his mother, the Electress Sophia of Hanover). Elector of Hanover from 1698. In Aug 1714 became king of Great Britain and Ireland, in succession to Anne as Protestant heir of the Stuarts (under the Act of Settlement of 1701 which ensured Protestant succession). Crowned 20 Oct 1714. Died June 1727 and was succeeded by only son, George II.
Biography: ODNB link for George, I (1660-1727) King of Great Britain and Ireland
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275981 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P136096 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for I George
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1702-1727: private papers
Royal Archives
NRA 43931 Royal
1715-31: misc letters and papers
New York Public Library: Manuscripts and Archives Division
NRA 20038
letters (6) to Earl of Loudon
Huntington Library
See Guide 1982
1708-10: letters (9) to Abraham Stanyan
British Library, Manuscript Collections
an account of the misunderstanding between George, Elector of hanover, and his lady
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
NRA 38887 Forster
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