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George William Frederick (King George the III)

Born: 1738 AD
Died: 1820 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: King


1738 - Born on June 4 in Norfolk House, London.


1760 - Succeeded King George II and ruled as king of of Great Britain and Ireland.


1761 - Married Duchess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz as her queen.


1763 - October 7, issued the Royal Proclamation of 1763 to organize Britain's vast new North American empire, and to stabilize relations with North American Indians.


1765 - He had been out of health. Doubted to have problems with his sanity.


1789 - King George the III wrote a letter to Pitt thanking him for his warm support of his interests during his illness.


1803 - Declaration of war of England to the French.


1804 - The king's mind was again affected. When he recovered, he found himself in the midst of a ministerial crisis. Public feeling allowed but one opinion to prevail in the country.


1820 - The remaining nine years of George III's life were passed in insanity and blindness, and he died on

the 19th of January.


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