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Biography

George II of Great Britain, King of Great Britain, was born 30 October 1683 in Herrenhausen Gardens, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany to George I of Great Britain (1660-1727) and Sophie Dorothea von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1666-1726) and died 25 October 1760 in Kensington Palace, London, England, United Kingdom of aortic dissection. He married Wilhelmine Karoline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683-1737) 22 August 1705 in Herrenhausen Gardens, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329). Ancestors are from Germany, France, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Austria, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Bohemia, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Byzantium, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Byzantine Empire, England, Israel, Ireland, Scotland.




Children


Offspring of George II of Great Britain and Wilhelmine Karoline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683-1737)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (1707-1751) 20 January 1707 20 March 1751 Augusta von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1719-1772)

Anne of England (1709-1759) 2 November 1709 Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany 12 January 1759 The Hague, Netherlands Willem IV van Oranje-Nassau (1711-1751)

Amelia of Great Britain (1711-1786)
Caroline of Great Britain (1713-1757)
George William of Great Britain (1717-1718)
William, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765) 15 April 1721 Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom 31 October 1765 London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Mary of Great Britain (1723-1772) 22 February 1723 Leicester House, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom 14 January 1772 Hanau, Hesse, Germany Friedrich II. von Hessen-Kassel (1720-1785)

Louisa of Great Britain (1724-1751) 7 December 1724 Leicester House, Westminster, England, United Kingdom 19 December 1751 Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark Frederik V of Denmark (1723-1766)

Offspring of George II of Great Britain and Amalie Sophie Marianne von Wendt (1704-1765)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Johann Ludwig, Reichsgraf von Wallmoden-Gimborn (1736-1811) 22 April 1736 Hanover, Germany 10 October 1811 Hanover, Germany Charlotte Christiane Auguste Wilhelmine von Wangenheim (1740-1783)
Luise Christiane Baronin von Liechtenstein (1763-1809)

Namesakes of George II of Great Britain (1683-1760)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Georg von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1582-1641)Wilhelm von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1535-1592)Dorothea of Denmark (1546-1617)Anna Eleonore von Hessen-Darmstadt (1601-1659)
George II of Great Britain (1683-1760)Herrenhausen Gardens, Hanover, Lower Saxony, GermanyKensington Palace, London, England, United KingdomGeorge I of Great Britain (1660-1727)Sophie Dorothea von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1666-1726)Wilhelmine Karoline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683-1737)+Amalie Sophie Marianne von Wendt (1704-1765)
Georg V. von Hannover (1819-1878)BerlinParisErnest Augustus I of Hanover (1771-1851)Friederike Luise Karoline Sofie von Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778-1841)Marie von Sachsen-Altenburg (1818-1907)
Georg Wilhelm von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1624-1705)Herzberg am Harz, Lower Saxony, GermanyWienhausen, Lower Saxony, GermanyGeorg von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1582-1641)Anna Eleonore von Hessen-Darmstadt (1601-1659)Éléonore Marie d'Esmier d'Olbreuse (1639-1722)



Common ancestors of George II of Great Britain (1683-1760) and Wilhelmine Karoline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683-1737)

  1. Elisabeth von Anhalt (1563-1607)
  2. Johann Georg von Brandenburg (1525-1598)



Sources and notes

‡ General
¢2 Children 2
  • Wikipedia:Johann Ludwig, Reichsgraf von Wallmoden-Gimborn, translated from the German Wikipedia, which cites Bernhard von Poten: Wallmoden-Gimborn, Ludwig Graf von. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 40. Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1896, S. 756–761.
  • thePeerage, citing Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 284




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