George William , Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
b.26 Jan 1624 Herzberg am Harz, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany
d.28 Aug 1705 Wienhausen, Hannover, Preussen, Germany
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George William (Herzberg am Harz, 26 January 1624 – 28 August 1705, Wienhausen) was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. He ruled first over the Principality of Calenberg, a subdivision of the duchy, then over the Lüneburg subdivision. In 1689, he occupied the Duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg and passed it on to his successors. George William was the father of Sophia Dorothea of Celle, Queen of Great Britain.