Person:George I of Great Britain (1)

     
George I , of Great Britain
d.11 Jun 1727 Osnabruck, Germany
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] George I , of Great Britain
Unknown[3] George Lewis
Gender Male
Birth[3][1] 28 May 1660 Osnabrück or Hanover, Germany
Marriage 22 November 1682 marriage arranged by parents
to Sophia Dorothea of Celle
Marriage  Cohabitation without marriage formalities?  
to Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal
Death[1][4] 11 Jun 1727 Osnabruck, Germany22 June (N.S.); died of illness during travel
Burial[4][6] 4 Aug 1727 Leineschlass Church, Hanover, Germany
Alt Burial[4][6] aft 1945 Herrenhausen, Germany
Other? House of Hanover


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George I (George Louis; ; 28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727[1]) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 until his death, and ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) in the Holy Roman Empire from 1698.

George was born in Hanover, in what is now Germany, and inherited the titles and lands of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg from his father and uncles. A succession of European wars expanded his German domains during his lifetime, and in 1708 he was ratified as prince-elector of Hanover. At the age of 54, after the death of Queen Anne of Great Britain, George ascended the British throne as the first monarch of the House of Hanover. Although over fifty Roman Catholics bore closer blood relationships to Anne, the Act of Settlement 1701 prohibited Catholics from inheriting the British throne; George was Anne's closest living Protestant relative. In reaction, Jacobites attempted to depose George and replace him with Anne's Catholic half-brother, James Francis Edward Stuart, but their attempts failed.

During George's reign, the powers of the monarchy diminished and Britain began a transition to the modern system of cabinet government led by a prime minister. Towards the end of his reign, actual power was held by Sir Robert Walpole, now recognised as Britain's first de facto prime minister. George died on a trip to his native Hanover, where he was buried.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 George I of Great Britain, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom, Secondary quality.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Beatty, Michael A. The English Royal Family of America: from Jamestown to the American Revolution. (McFarland, 2003), pg. 111, Secondary quality.

    The source states that the birth date for George I is often reported as 7 June 1660 in many English historical accounts owing to the use of the Gregorian calendar; however, as of 1660, the Julian calendar remained in use in England.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Beatty, Michael A. The English Royal Family of America: from Jamestown to the American Revolution. (McFarland, 2003), pg. 117, Secondary quality.

    George I died in the same room in which he had been born in Osnabruck Castle.

  5.   George I Louis Hanover, King of Great Britain, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Originally buried in Leineschloss Church, George I' body was moved to a mausoleum on the grounds of Herrenhausen due to WWII damage to the Church.
Succession of Monarchs of the United Kingdom
William III

1689-1702
with Mary II until 28 December 1694
Anne's brother-in-law
(Mary was her sister)

Anne

1701-1707
Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland
1707-1714
Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
his second cousin
(George I was Anne's closest Protestant relation)

King of the Great Britain and Ireland

1714-1727

George II

1727-1760
his son

George III

1760-1801
King of the United Kingdom
1801-1820
his great-grandson


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