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Anne (1665–1714), queen of Great Britain and Ireland, was born at St James's Palace, Westminster, on 6 February 1665. She was the fourth child and second daughter of James, duke of York (1633–1701) [see James II and VII], subsequently king of England, Scotland, and Ireland...

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George I (1660–1727), king of Great Britain and Ireland and elector of Hanover, was born Georg Ludwig (George Lewis) at Hanover on 28 May 1660, the first of the seven children who survived of the marriage in 1658 of Ernst August (1629–1698) of ...

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George II (1683–1760), king of Great Britain and Ireland, and elector of Hanover, son of Georg Ludwig, prince of Hanover (electoral prince 1692, elector 1698, king of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714) [see George I (1660–1727)], and Sophia Dorothea (1666–1726)...

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George III (1738–1820), king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and king of Hanover, was the second child and eldest son of Frederick Lewis, prince of Wales (1707–1751), and his wife, Augusta (1719–1772) of Saxe-Gotha. He was the first prince of Wales...

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George II (1683–1760) by Thomas Hudson, 1744 © National Portrait Gallery, London