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George II of Great Britain

1683 - 1760

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George II (George Augustus; German: Georg August; 30 October / 9 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 (O.S.) until his death in 1760. Born and brought up in northern Germany, George is the most recent British monarch born outside Great Britain. The Act of Settlement 1701 and the Acts of Union 1707 positioned his grandmother Sophia of Hanover and her Protestant descendants to inherit the British throne. After the deaths of Sophia and Anne, Queen of Great Britain, in 1714, George's father, the Elector of Hanover, ascended the British throne as George I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George II of Great Britain has received more than 11,926,275 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). George II of Great Britain is the 418th most popular politician (up from 512th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Germany (up from 142nd in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Politician.

King George II of Great Britain was most famous for being the last British monarch to lead troops into battle.

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Among politicians, George II of Great Britain ranks 418 out of 15,577Before him are George III of the United Kingdom, Baibars, Yongle Emperor, Oleg of Novgorod, José Mujica, and Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Severus Alexander, Albert II of Belgium, Henry the Fowler, Charles I of England, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, and Jeongjo of Joseon.

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Among people born in 1683, George II of Great Britain ranks 3Before him are Philip V of Spain and Jean-Philippe Rameau. After him are Caroline of Ansbach, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Maria Anna of Austria, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, 6th Dalai Lama, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Christoph Graupner, Gottfried Silbermann, and Christian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1760, George II of Great Britain ranks 1After him are Maria Amalia of Saxony, Anna Magdalena Bach, Baal Shem Tov, Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp, Nicolaus Zinzendorf, Alaungpaya, Adrien Manglard, Christoph Graupner, William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, George Clifford III, and Charlotte de Rohan.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, George II of Great Britain ranks 116 out of 6,142Before him are Baron Munchausen (1720), Carl Orff (1895), Leopold Mozart (1719), Erich Honecker (1912), Ernst Röhm (1887), and Frederick III, German Emperor (1831). After him are Walter Benjamin (1892), Henry the Fowler (876), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Clara Zetkin (1857), and George I of Great Britain (1660).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, George II of Great Britain ranks 27Before him are Gerhard Schröder (1944), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Willy Brandt (1913), Erich Honecker (1912), and Frederick III, German Emperor (1831). After him are Henry the Fowler (876), Clara Zetkin (1857), George I of Great Britain (1660), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Rudolf Höss (1901), and Leopold I of Belgium (1790).