Georg August (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 in in Electorate of Hanovermap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kensington Palace, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Mar 2013
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Categories: Dukes of Cornwall | Namesakes US Counties | House of Hanover.

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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Images: 3
George II as King in Silver Periwig
George II as King in Silver Periwig

King George II of Great Britain
King George II of Great Britain

George II of Great Britain
George II of Great Britain


On 29 Jan 2018 at 23:23 GMT Scott Lee wrote:

why is George II spelled GEORG?

On 11 Jun 2017 at 08:27 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

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

On 11 Jun 2017 at 08:23 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

Hannover-18 and House of Hanover-3 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate

On 8 Sep 2016 at 08:42 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

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

On 31 Mar 2016 at 08:05 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

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?

On 18 Jul 2014 at 01:07 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Great Britain Ireland-1 and Hannover-18 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge. Thanks.

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