George II (Hannover) of Great Britain

Georg August (Hannover) of Great Britain (1683 - 1760)

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Georg August (George II) "George Augustus" of Great Britain formerly Hannover
Born in Hanover, Hannoversche Landkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Sep 1705 in in Electorate of Hanovermap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kensington Palace, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified 12 Dec 2019 | Created 9 Mar 2013
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The House of Hanover crest.
George II (Hannover) of Great Britain is a member of the House of Hanover.
Preceded by
George I
King of Great Britain and Ireland
11/22 (O.S./N.S.) June 1727 - 25 October 1760
Succeeded by
George III


He was born George Augustus Guelph

Parents: King George I (1660 - 1727) and Sophie Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1666 - 1726)

He married Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683 - 1737)*

He was succeeded by his grandson, George III.

Known Children:

  • Frederick Prince of Wales (1707 - 1751)*
  • Anne Hanover von Nassau-Dietz (1709 - 1759)*
  • Amelia Sophia Eleanor Hanover (1711 - 1786)*
  • Caroline Elizabeth Hanover (1713 - 1757)*
  • Prince William Augustus (1721 - 1765)*
  • Princess Mary (1723 - 1772)*
  • Louise Of Great Britain (1724 - 1751)*


  • George II (1683 - 1760)
  • Sophie Dorothea of Hanover (1687 - 1757)*
  • Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1792 - 1849)**


  • Georgetown County, South Carolina was named in his honor.


  • Find A Grave Memorial# 7055

Burial: Westminster Abbey - Westminster, City of Westminster

  • Greater London, England
  • Plot: Henry VII Chapel

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He was born in Germany, where the name is spelled Georg. His preferred name is George II because he was the king in a place where English is spoken, so that name is in English.
posted by Lianne Lavoie
why is George II spelled GEORG?
posted by Scott Lee
Boy have we got a mess with a lot of new merges for the same profiles I tried to get all of them I found to be merged today...should all be corrected when merged
posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
Hannover-18 and House of Hanover-3 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate
posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
Royal House Hanover Guelph-2 and Hannover-18 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same dates of birth and death. Hannover is the preferred LNAB according to naming guidelines
posted by John Atkinson
Guelph is the last name and believe it or not my ancestor as well. I am doing what their gravesites are saying their names are King George Guelph is from the House of Hannover and Hannover is not the last name. Boy what confusion when Hannover is just listed. It is the name of the place in Germany where King George Guelph was from. Is there anyway to change Hannover - to the House of Hannover?
posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
Great Britain Ireland-1 and Hannover-18 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge. Thanks.
posted by Vic Watt

George II is 17 degrees from Donald Howard, 14 degrees from Julia Howe and 8 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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