George III

noun
King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)
Syn: ↑George
Derivationally related forms: ↑Georgian (for: ↑George)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑King of England, ↑King of Great Britain
Member Holonyms: ↑Hanover, ↑House of Hanover, ↑Hanoverian line

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1738-1820, king of England 1760-1820 (grandson of George II).

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George III [George III]
(1738–1820) king of Great Britain and Ireland (1760–1820). He was the ↑grandson of King ↑George II. He was very interested in the government of Britain, and worked closely with ↑prime ministers such as Lord North and William Pitt. He was strongly opposed to American independence, and was blamed by the public for losing the war of the ↑American Revolution. He suffered from illness for some periods of his life and in 1811 he became so ill that his son was made ↑Prince Regent.

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