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George III
George III
Portrait of King George III, circa 1800

Full Name

George William Frederick

Born

June 4, 1738

Died

February 12, 1809

King of Great Britain

1760-1809

Spouse

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Children

15

Parents

Frederick, Prince of Wales, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

George III (born George William Frederick; June 4, 1738- February 12, 1809) was the King of Great Britain from 1760 until his death. His reign saw the Great Revolution (1775-1782) where the American Republic gained independence, and the Second Seven Years War (1802-1809). George III became known as a failed monarch, who oversaw the decline of the British Empire, culmulating on the Day of Misery on February 12, 1809, the same day he passed away.