George II

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George II 1

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

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.
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George II

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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The parliament which commenced with George II. was continued throughout his whole reign, a period of about thirty-five years.
He then went on with the history of the chair, and told the children that, in 1730, King George II. appointed Jonathan Belcher to be governor of Massachusetts in place of the deceased Governor Burner.
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., and were fighting for Prince Charlie, hoping to have a Stewart king once more.
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., when he was impeached for peculation, as were a great number of other honest gentlemen of those days; and Walpole Crawley was, as need scarcely be said, son of John Churchill Crawley, named after the celebrated military commander of the reign of Queen Anne.
They made uniforms for Lord Nelson and have held Royal Warrants from King George II to the present Queen.
The two-birthday tradition dates back more than 250 years, when it was instituted by King George II. Elizabeth is the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
He settled in England and became court composer to George II.
1754: Richard Mead, English doctor and physician to George II, who promoted inoculation for smallpox, died.
A Charles II B George II C George III D William IV 11.
His son, George II, reigned for 33 years (1727-60) to be succeeded by George II's grandson, George III, on the throne for 60 years.
Middleton St George II v Richmondshire V MIDDLETON ST GEORGE II: A Johnson b Platt 18, M Hall b Potter 6, M Howe b Platt 0, K Harland b Platt 0, G Jemmeson b Simpson 9, J Jemmeson b Platt 0, A Peverley b Platt 0, K Aston c unknown b Pule 1, B English not out 1, B Pogue c unknown b Pule 0, S Torrison lbw Platt 0.