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George I
(1660 - 1727)

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1660 Born 28 May in Hanover, Germany
1682 Marries his first cousin, the Princess Sophia of Celle
1683 Son, George, is born
1687 Daughter, Sophia Dorothea, is born
1694 Marriage to Sophia dissolved
1698 Father, Ernst August, dies; George becomes Elector of Hanover and thereby the Archbannerbearer and a Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire
1701 War of Spanish Succession begins
1714 Queen Anne of Great Britain dies, George becomes the first Hanoverian monarch of Great Britain and King of Ireland
1715 Jacobite Rebellion - "The Fifteen"
1719 Another Jacobite rebellion - one easily put down
1720 South Sea Bubble
1721 Sir Robert Walpole comes to power (he is unofficially the first Prime Minister)
1727 Dies 11 June
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