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George III

King

Birthday June 4, 1738

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace London, England

DEATH DATE Jan 29, 1820 (81)

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About

King of Great Britain and Ireland during the late 18th century whose life and reign were longer than those of any previous British monarch. Though he defeated France in the Seven Years' War, he lost Britain's American colonies in the American Revolutionary War. 

Before Fame

Became the first British monarch to study science systematically, and along with chemistry and physics, his lessons included astronomy, mathematics, French, Latin, history, music, geography, commerce, agriculture and constitutional law.

Trivia

He was the first British monarch from the House of Hanover to speak English as his first language.

Family Life

His younger brother was Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany.

Associated With

Henry VIII served as the King of England two centuries before he became king.