Person:George I of Great Britain (1)

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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, GermanyHouse of Hanover
Marriage 22 Nov 1682 marriage arranged by parents
to Sophia Dorothea of Celle
Marriage Cohabitation?
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
Reference Number? Q130805?

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George I (George Louis; ; 28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 and ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) within the Holy Roman Empire from 23 January 1698 until his death in 1727. He was the first British monarch of the House of Hanover.

Born in Hanover to Ernest Augustus and Sophia of Hanover, George 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; he was ratified as prince-elector of Hanover in 1708. After the deaths in 1714 of his mother, and his second cousin Anne, Queen of Great Britain, George ascended the British throne as Anne's closest living Protestant relative under the Act of Settlement 1701. Jacobites attempted, but failed, to depose George and replace him with James Francis Edward Stuart, Anne's Catholic half-brother.

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 political power was held by Robert Walpole, now recognised as Britain's first de facto prime minister. George died of a stroke on a trip to his native Hanover, where he was buried. He is the most recent British monarch to be buried outside the United Kingdom.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 George I of Great Britain, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom.
  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.

    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.

    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

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


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

King of the Great Britain and Ireland


George II

his son

George III

King of the United Kingdom
his great-grandson

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