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  • n. King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)

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Examples

  • George II was the first monarch to reign over all 13 North American colonies—the last, Georgia, being named for him in 1732—and he did so without generally provoking the colonists' wrath.

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  • Too often dismissed as a weak ruler, George II is often overshadowed by his clever wife, Queen Caroline, who is remembered for her energy, her salon prowess and her intermittent role as regent when George II was out of the country.

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  • George II all too apparently felt a stronger affinity with Hanover than with England, and his tastes remained German.

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  • Even so, he devotes some attention to countering the myth that George II was a philistine, noting that he was a considerable collector of art.

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  • In any case, Caroline died only 10 years into George II's long reign; most of his accomplishments owe nothing to her.

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  • But there is no evidence, Mr. Thompson says, for the legend that George II started the tradition of rising during the Hallelujah Chorus of "Messiah."

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  • By contrast, his grandfather, George II, who reigned from 1727 until his death in 1760, remains an obscurity to Americans and only a dimly remembered figure even among his countrymen.

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  • When he was Prince of Wales, George II often opposed his father's policies.

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  • Like his father, George II was a patron of George Frideric Handel, who composed many great works during his long residency in London.

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  • As a young man, George II had accompanied his father to England when, in the absence of an heir to Queen Anne, George I left Hanover and officially ascended to the English throne in 1714.

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