Authorised form of nameGeorge II (1683 - 1760); King of Great Britain and Ireland
Other forms of nameGeorge Augustus, Prince of Wales
ForenamesGeorge II
Dates1683 - 1760
Dates and placesBurial:
The royal vault in Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London
After the divorce of his parents, was brought up by his paternal grandparents, Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover, and Sophia of Bohemia; took on British nationality (1705); served in the allied army at the Battle of Oudenaarde (1708); came to England on the accession of his father (1714); the last King of Great Britain to lead his troops in battle at the Battle of Dettingen (1743)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Royal Fellow; Patron 1727
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of George I of Great Britain and Ireland (FRS 1727) and his wife, Sophia Dorothea; married Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline, daughter of John Frederick, Markgraf of Brandenburg-Ansbach; father of Fredrick William, Prince of Wales (FRS 1728)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA8331
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CMO/2/339Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Royal Society10 July 1727
DM/2/116Extracts from minutes of meetings of the Royal Society re election of the Prince of Wales to the Fellowship of the Royal Societyc.1784
M/082King George II and Queen Caroline
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