King George II (of England)1

M, #10414, b. 30 October 1683, d. 25 October 1760
Father*King George I (of England)1 b. 28 May 1660, d. 11 Jun 1727
Mother*Sophia Dorothea Brunswick1 b. 10 Sep 1666, d. 13 Nov 1726
Relationship11th cousin 8 times removed of Robert Michael Damon
Reference1VG5-S6B

Names and TItles

Variation: George II (Augustus) of England Hanover.2
Titled: King of England (George II) from 1727 to 1760.1
     King George II (of England), son of King George I (of England) and Sophia Dorothea Brunswick, was born on 30 October 1683 in Herrenhausen, Palace, Hannover, Germany.2 King George II (of England) was the son of King George I (of England) and Sophia Dorothea Brunswick.1 King George II (of England) and Henrietta Hobart had a relationship.2 King George II (of England) and Mary Howard had a relationship.2 King George II (of England) and Amalie Sophie Marianne Von Wendt had a relationship.2 King George II (of England) married Caroline (?), daughter of Margrave Johann Friedrich (of Brandenburg-Ansbach) and Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe Louisa (of Saxe-Marksuhl), on 22 August 1705 in Herrenhausen, Hannover, Prussia.2,1 King George II (of England) died on 25 October 1760 in Kensington, London, England, at age 76.2 He was buried on 11 November 1760 in Westminster, London, England.2
     AFN: 8CFL-26 Copyrighted material George II succeeded to the British throne and the electorate of Hanoveron the death of his fa ther, George I, in 1727. Born on Nov. 10, 1683, inHanover, he remained largely Hanoverian i n his interests, although,unlike his father, he learned fluent English. He visited the electo rateregularly during most of his reign and sometimes utilized his position asking of Englan d to the advantage of his German territory. Although George has been represented as a king manipulated by his ownministers--notably Sir R obert Walpole and the duke of Newcastle--and byhis highly intelligent wife, Queen Caroline (1 683-1737), he was by nomeans a weak monarch. He played a larger part in the direction of fore ignand military policy than most contemporaries suspected, and at Dettingen(1743), in the Wa r of the Austrian Succession, was the last Britishmonarch to appear in person on the battlefi eld. His reign witnessed thefinal collapse of the Jacobites after their uprising of 1745 an d closedwith Britain's brilliant successes in the Seven Years' War (1756-63)under the leaders hip of William Pitt the Elder. George had long detestedPitt, but he eventually came to recogn ize his merits. George's son, Frederick, predeceased him, so when George II died on Oct.25, 1760, he was succ eeded by Frederick's son, George III. Although hewas vulnerable to management by others, Geor ge II was undoubtedly aknowledgeable and skillful politician, within the narrow framework ofH anoverian interests in which he worked. "Not all information in this family tree has been verified." All corrections are welcome. Updated September 14, 2001 Died of aneurysm.2 He became the father of Prince Frederick Lewis (of Wales) on 31 January 1707.2 King George II (of England) became the father of Princess Anne (of England) on 2 November 1709.2,3 King George II (of England) became the father of Princess Amelia Sophia Eleanor (of England) on 10 June 1711.2 King George II (of England) became the father of Princess Caroline Elizabeth (of England) on 31 May 1713.2 King George II (of England) became the father of Prince Son (of England) on 9 November 1716.2 King George II (of England) became the father of Prince George William (of England) on 3 November 1717.2 George II's son Prince George William (of England) died on 6 February 1717/18 in Kensington, Palace, London, England.2 King George II (of England) became the father of Prince William Augustus (of England) on 15 April 1721.2 King George II (of England) became the father of Princess Mary (of England) on 22 February 1723.2 George II's mother Sophia Dorothea Brunswick died on 13 November 1726 at Schloss Ahlden, Hannover, Prussia.2 King George II (of England) became King of England in 1727 replacing King George I (of England).1 George II's father King George I (of England) died on 11 June 1727 in Osnabruck.2 George II's son was married at wedding of Prince Frederick Lewis (of Wales) and Augusta (of Saxe-Gotha-Altenberg) on 27 April 1736 at St. James Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England.2,1 King George II (of England) became a widower with the death of his wife, Caroline (?) on 20 November 1737 at St. James' Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England, at age 54.2 George II's daughter was married at wedding of Princess Louisa Hanover and King Frederik V (of Denmark & Norway) on 11 December 1743 in Christiansborg, Copenhagen, Denmark.2,1 George II's son Prince Frederick Lewis (of Wales) died on 31 March 1751 at Leicester House, London, England.2,1 George II's daughter Princess Louisa Hanover died on 19 December 1751 in Christiansborg, Copenhagen, Denmark.2 George II's daughter Princess Caroline Elizabeth (of England) died on 28 December 1757 at St. James Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England.2 George II's daughter Princess Anne (of England) died on 13 January 1759 in 's Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.2,3 King George II (of England) was replaced as King of England by King George III Hanover of England in 1760.1

References

     Reference: 3123.2

Family 1

Mary Howard b. 1700, d. 12 November 1744

Family 2

Amalie Sophie Marianne Von Wendt b. 1 April 1704, d. 19 October 1765

Family 3

Henrietta Hobart b. 11 May 1689, d. 26 July 1767

Family 4

Caroline (?) b. 1 March 1683, d. 20 November 1737
Children
ChartsEnglish Royalty
English Royalty (Indented)
Last Edited17 Aug 2003

Citations

  1. [S211] The Hanoverians 1714-1837, online http://www.royal.gov.uk/history/trees/hanover.pdf. Hereinafter cited as The Hanoverians.
  2. [S227] Samuel H. Sloan, ROYALFAM.GED (461 Peachstone Terrace, San Rafael CA: n.pub.). There are some wild errors in the data.
  3. [S214] European Monarchs: Relationships between Queen Elizabeth II and other European sovereigns, online http://www.royal.gov.uk/history/trees/europe.pdf. Hereinafter cited as European Monarchs.