George II. of Great Britain and Ireland

Born Georg August Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, he became Prince of Wales in 1714 when his father ascended to the British throne. He succeded his father in 1727 as George II. King of Great Britain and Ireland.

Son of Georg Ludwig Elector of Hanover, 1714 as George I. King of Great Britain and Ireland (1660-1727) and his wife (and first cousin) Sophia Dorothea Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1666-1726).

Born: Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover 10. Nov 1683

Married: Hanover 22. Aug 1705 Caroline Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683-1737), daughter of Johann Friedrich Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1654-1686) and his second wife Eleanor Princess of Saxe-Eisenach (1662-1696)

Issue of marriage:

Illegitimate issue by Amalie Gräfin von Wallmoden, née von Wendt, cr. Countess of Yarmouth (1704-1765)

Died: Kensington Palace, London 25. Oct 1760 from a ruptured aneurysm of the aorta

Buried: Westminster Abbey



Source: Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. I/1, 1998, Vittorio Klostermann