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George I

King George I

Profession: King

United Kingdom

Biography: King of Great Britain and Ireland between 1714 and 1727.

Born: May 28, 1660
Birthplace: Hanover
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: June 11, 1727 (aged 67)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Historical Events

  • 1714-08-01 Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England
  • 1714-10-20 Georg Ludwig von Hannover crowned as Britain's King George I at Westminster Abbey
  • 1717-08-01 Nicholas Rowe is appointed British Poet Laureate by George I
  • 1717-09-05 Britain's King George I issues Proclamation "For Suppressing Pirates in the West Indies", granting pirates who surrender a pardon (re-issued 1718)
  • 1718-12-10 Laurence Eusden is appointed British Poet Laureate under George I

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