George II


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George II 1

1683-1760.
King of Great Britain and Ireland and elector of Hanover (1727-1760). His 1743 victory at the Battle of Dettingen (a village of present-day south-central Germany) was the last time that a British monarch led his troops in the field.

George II 2

1890-1947.
King of Greece (1922-1923 and 1935-1947). He was deposed by a military junta in 1923 but returned to the throne in 1935 after a plebiscite.

George II

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1. (Biography) 1683–1760, king of Great Britain and Ireland and elector of Hanover (1727–60); son of George I. His victory over the French at Dettingen (1743) in the War of the Austrian Succession was the last appearance on a battlefield by a British king
2. (Biography) 1890–1947, king of Greece (1922–24; 1935–47). He was overthrown by the republicans (1924) and exiled during the German occupation of Greece (1941–45)
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Noun1.George II - King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)George II - King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)
Hanoverian line, House of Hanover, Hanover - the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)
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When he was about seven years old the quiet of his Highland home was broken by the sounds of war, for the Highland folk had risen in rebellion against King George II.
The du Lac Sevres and the Trevenna George II plate were out; so was the van der Luyden "Lowestoft" (East India Company) and the Dagonet Crown Derby.
Sir Pitt Crawley (named after the great Commoner) was the son of Walpole Crawley, first Baronet, of the Tape and Sealing-Wax Office in the reign of George II.
1738: A ceasefire ordered by George II saw the end of eight years of sporadic fighting in a bitter border dispute between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland known as the Conojocular War.
1754: Richard Mead, English doctor and physician to George II, who promoted inoculation for smallpox, died.
The market leader with Ladbrokes at 4-1 is Bedfordshire's Ickwell Oak, which is 350-years-old so has seen things like the Industrial Revolution, the reign of King George II and Aston Villa's last goal.
George II may have been a brave soldier and Prince Frederick a good art collector, but we cannot escape their spleen.
He settled in England and became court composer to George II.
The building, which has stood at the heart of the town since 1759 - when George II was king - lay empty until two local businessmen stepped in to save it in August 2012.
As leader of the Scottish Jacobites, he attempted to depose George II, but was finally defeated at Culloden.
Youngsters will also appreciate such ignominious nuggets as Edward II being killed by a red hot poker in his bottom and George II dying on the toilet.
Dead royals include King George II, who died of heart failure (believed to have been brought on by syphilis) while staring out of a window in 1760.