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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
NationalityGerman
Dates and placesBurial:
The royal vault in Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London
ActivityCareer:
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:
15/05/1727
11/07/1727
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)
SourcesSources:
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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