Commemorative Stamp of King George III

27 Oct 2021  Wed

King George III was the king of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 CE until the union of two kingdoms on 1 January 1801 CE. After the union of these two kingdoms, he served as king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until he died in 1820 CE.

George III was the son of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. King George III was the third king of Hanoverian Monarch. The reign of King George III is marked as full of war, politics, and expansion.

George III became unpopular due to the loss of American colonies, but he regained favor due to the victory of the Seven-year war and led England successfully in resistance to revolutionary and Napoleonic France. He died on 29 January 1820 due to physical and mental illness which made him blind and was succeeded by his son King George IV.

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