George III of Great Britain Timeline

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  • 4 Jun 1738
    George William Frederick, future George III of Great Britain, is born.
  • 1756 - 1763
    The Seven Years' War.
  • 1760 - 1820
    Reign of George III of Great Britain.
  • 25 Oct 1760
    George II dies of a heart attack, he is succeeded by his grandson George III of Great Britain.
  • 8 Sep 1761
    George III of Great Britain marries Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
  • 22 Sep 1761
    The coronation of George III of Great Britain is held in Westminster Abbey.
  • 12 Aug 1762
    Future George IV of Great Britian is born in St. James’ Palace.
  • 1768
    George III of Great Britain helps found the Royal Academy of the Arts.
  • Apr 1770
    Captain James Cook lands in Australia.
  • Dec 1773
    At the Boston Tea Party American colonists protest at the import duties on tea.
  • 1775 - 1783
    The American Revolutionary War.
  • 3 Sep 1783
    The British government formally recognises the independence of the 13 North American colonies in the Treaty of Versailles.
  • 1785
    Prince George, future George IV, marries the actress Maria Fitzherbert without his father's permission.
  • 1 Jan 1800
    The Act of Union creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1803 - 1815
    The Napoleonic Wars.
  • 21 Oct 1805
    A Royal Navy fleet led by Nelson defeats the French at the Battle of Trafalgar.
  • 6 Feb 1811
    Prince George becomes Prince Regent for his father George III of Great Britain after his mental illness worsens.
  • 29 Jan 1820
    George III of Great Britain dies of pneumonia in Windsor Castle.
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