George I o Great Breetain

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George I
King George I by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (3).jpg
George I, c. 1714. Studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller.
Keeng o Great Breetain an Ireland (more...)
Ring 1 August 1714 – 11 Juin 1727[1]
Coronation 20 October 1714
Predecessor Anne
Successor George II
Prime Meenister Robert Walpole
Elector o Hanover
Ring 23 Januar 1698 – 11 Juin 1727[1]
Predecessor Ernest Augustus
Successor George II
Born 28 Mey 1660(1660-05-28)
7 Juin 1660 (N.S.)
Hanover, Holy Roman Empire
Dee'd 11 Juin 1727(1727-06-11) (aged 67)
22 Juin 1727 (N.S.)
Schloss Osnabrück, Osnabrück
Buirial 4 August 1727
Leineschloss, Hanover; later Herrenhausen, Hanover
Spouse Sophia Dorothea o Celle
Issue George II
Sophia Dorothea
Full name
George Louis (German: Georg Ludwig)
Hoose Hoose o Hanover
Faither Ernest Augustus, Elector o Hanover
Mither Sophia o the Palatinate
Releegion Lutheran[2]
Seegnatur George I's signature

George I (George Louis; German: Georg Ludwig; 28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727[1]) wis Keeng o Great Breetain an Ireland frae 1 August 1714 till his daith, an ruler o the Duchy an Electorate o Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) in the Holy Roman Empire frae 1698.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Throughoot George's life, Great Breetain uised the Auld Style Julian calendar. Hanover adoptit the New Style Gregorian calendar on 1 Mairch 1700 (N.S.) / 19 Februar 1700 (O.S.). Auld Style is uised for dates in this airticle unless itherwise indicatit; however, years are assumed tae stairt frae 1 Januar an nae 25 Mairch, which wis the Inglis New Year.
  2. Lathbury, Thomas (1858). A History of the Book of Common Prayer and Other Books of Authority. Oxford: John Henry and James Parker. p. 430. George I. remained a Lutheran as long as he lived, and had his German chaplain; but he conformed on some occasions with the Church of England. George II. was in the same position. Though Lutherans, they exercised acts of supremacy in the Church of England; and the common opinion was, that there was no opposition between the views of the two Churches