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George II, (1683-1760), King of Great Britain and Ireland; Electoral Prince of Hanover

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  • Hanover, Electoral P (Also known as)
Surname: George II
Gender: Male
Date: 1683-1760
Title: King of Great Britain and Ireland; Electoral Prince of Hanover
History: Only son of George I. Married in 1705 to Caroline of Brandenburg-Anspach. As Electoral Prince of Hanover, distinguished himself at Oudenaarde, 1708. Created Prince of Wales, 1714. Succeeded to the throne in June 1727; crowned 11 Oct 1727. His victory at Dettingen in 1743 in the War of the Austrian Succession was the last battle commanded by a British monarch. Died Oct 1760 and succeeded by grandson, George III.
Biography: ODNB link for George, II (1683-1760) King of Great Britain and Ireland
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275991 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P136060 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for II George
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1702-1760: private papers
Royal Archives
NRA 43931 Royal
1727-30: establishment book
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Annual Return 2000
1730-52: corresp
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 7411 Pelham
1754-56: letters to Lord Holland
British Library, Manuscript Collections
letters (68) to CH Williams
Lewis Walpole Library
NRA 22338 Walpole Library
letters (24) to Earl of Loudon
Huntington Library
See Guide 1982
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