George II

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Date of Birth October 30, 1683
Place of Birth Germany
Date of Death Oct 25, 1760 (76)
Horoscope Scorpio

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About George II

From 1727 until his death in 1760, this German-born royal served as King of Great Britain, Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, and Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg.

Before Fame

The son of Sophia Dorothea of Celle and Prince George Louis of Brunswick-Luneburg (the future King George I of Great Britain), he spent his youth in Hanover, Germany, and spoke French as his first language and German as his second language. He later learned both English and Italian.

Achievement

He fought in the War of the Austrian Succession's 1743 Battle of Dettingen.

Family Life

His marriage to Caroline of Ansbach produced surviving children named Frederick, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Princess Amelia, Princess Caroline; Prince William, Duke of Cumberland; Princess Mary; and Princess Louisa.

Associations

He was succeeded as King of Great Britain by his grandchild George III.

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