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George III
Portrait bi Allan Ramsay, 1762
Keeng o Great Breetain an Ireland
Elector later Keeng o Hanover (mair...)
Ring25 October 1760 –
29 Januar 1820
Coronation22 September 1761
PredecessorGeorge II
SuccessorGeorge IV
RegentGeorge, Prince Regent (1811–20)
Prime Meenisters
Born4 Juin 1738 [N.S.][1]
Norfolk House, St. James's Square, Lunnon
Dee'd29 Januar 1820(1820-01-29) (aged 81)
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Ingland
Buirial16 Februar 1820
St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
SpouseCharlotte o Mecklenburg-Strelitz (m. 1761, d. 1818)
Full name
George William Frederick
HooseHoose o Hanover
FaitherFrederick, Prince o Wales
MitherAugusta o Saxe-Gotha
SeegnaturGeorge III's signature

George III (George William Frederick; 4 Juin 1738[1] – 29 Januar 1820) wis King o Great Breetain an Ireland frae 25 October 1760 til the union o the twa kintras on 1 Januar 1801, efter whilk he wis King o the Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Ireland till his daith. He wis concurrently Duke an prince-elector o Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Hsly Roman Empire afore becomin King o Hanover on 12 October 1814. He wis the third Breetish monarch o the Hoose o Hanover, but unlik his twa predecessors, he wis born in Ingland, spake Inglis as his first leid,[2] an niver veesitit Hanover.[3]

His life an wi it his ring, that war langer than thon o ony o his predecessors, war merked bi a series o militar conflicts involvin his kinricks, muckle o the rest o Europe, an places forder afield in Africae, the Americaes an Asie. Early in his ring, Great Breetain defeatit Fraunce in the Seiven Years' War, becomin the heichmaist European pouer in North Americae an Indie. Houiver, mony o Britain's American colonies war suin lost in the American War o Unthirldom. Forder wars agin revolutionary an Napoleonic Fraunce frae 1793 endit in the defeat o Napoleon at the Battle o Waterloo in 1815.

In the later pairt o his life, George III haed recurrent, an eventually permanent, mental illness. Awtho it haes syne been suggestit that he haed the bluid disease porphyria, the cause o his illness remains unkent. Efter a final relapse in 1810, a regency wis established, an George III's auldest son, George, Prince o Wales, ruled as Prince Regent. On George III's daith, the Prince Regent succeedit his faither as George IV.

Historical analysis o George III's life haes gane throu a "kaleidoscope o cheengin views" that have dependit hivily on the prejudices o his biographers an the soorces available tae them.[4] Till it wis reassessed in the seicont hauf o the 20t century, his reputation in the Unitit States wis ane o a teerant; an in Breetain he becam "the scapegait for the failyie o imperialism".[5]

Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 4 Juin 1738 – 31 Mairch 1751 His Ryal Highness Prince George.
  • 31 Mairch 1751 – 20 Aprile 1751 His Ryal Highness The Duke o Edinburgh.
  • 20 Aprile 1751 – 25 October 1760 His Ryal Highness The Prince o Wales.
  • 25 October 1760 – 29 Januar 1820 His Majesty The King

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b 24 Mey in the Auld Style Julian calendar in uise in Great Breetain till 1752.
  2. "George III". Official website of the British monarchy. Royal Household. Retrieved 18 Apryle 2016.
  3. Brooke, p. 314; Fraser, p. 277
  4. Butterfield, p. 9
  5. Brooke, p. 269

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