George II of Great Britain Biography
(King of Great Britain & Ireland (1727-1760))
Birthday: November 10, 1683 (Scorpio)
Born In: Hanover, Germany
George II was the King of Great Britain and Ireland from June 1727 to October 1760. He was also the Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire during the period of his reign. Born in in Hanover, northern Germany, he was the last British monarch to be born outside of Great Britain. He was the elder one of the two children of King George I of Great Britain and Sophia Dorothea of Celle. When he was eleven years old, his parents’ marriage was dissolved due to adultery. Following this, his mother was confined at the Castle of Ahlden and he never saw her again. After King George I passed away in 1727, George was crowned as the next king at Westminster Abbey. Despite being the king, he had little control over British domestic policy, as it was controlled by the Parliament of Great Britain. Years later, he led the Battle of Dettingen, which took place during the War of the Austrian Succession, becoming the last British monarch to ever lead an army to battle. He lived till the age of almost 77, longer than many of his English predecessors, and died on 25 October 1760. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, becoming the last monarch to be buried there. He was succeeded by his grandson, King George III.