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George III
(1738 - 1820)

1738 Born 4 June, son of Fredrick, Prince of Wales, and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (Grandson of George II)
1751 Father dies, George becomes the Duke of Edinburgh - he is subsequently created Prince of Wales
1760 Becomes king on the death of his grandfather George I
1761 Marries Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
1762 Son, George (IV), born
1763 Peace of Paris ends Seven Years' War; Royal Proclamation of 1763; son, Frederick (Duke of York), born
1765 Brief outbreak of porphyria; son, William (IV), born
1766 Daughter, Charlotte, born
1767 Son, Edward Augustus (Duke of Kent), born
1768 Daughter, Augusta Sophia, born
1770 Daughter, Elizabeth, born
1771 Son, Ernest Augustus (I of Hanove), born
1773 Son, Augustus Frederick (Duke of Sussex), born
1774 Son, Adolphus (HRH The Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge), born
1775 Armed conflict breaks out in America-beginning of the American War of Independence
1776 Daughter, Mary (Duchess of Gloucester), born
1777 Daughter, Sophia, born
1779 Son, Octavius, born
1780 Son, Alfred, born
1782 Son, Alfred, dies
1783 Treaty of Paris - Britain recognizes US independence; son, Octavius, dies; daughter, Amelia, born
1788 George suffers his first major attack of porphyria
1793 Outbreak of war between Britain and France
1798 Rebellion in Ireland
1800 Assassination attempt on George III while standing in the royal box of Drury Lane; Act of Union with Ireland
1801 George suffers another attack of his illness
1802 Treaty of Amiens - George renounces claim to French throne
1803 Start of Napoleonic Wars
1804 George suffers his third attack of his illness
1808 Pennisular War to drive French out of Spain
1810 Final illness of George III leads to his son becoming Regent in 1811; daughter, Amelia, dies
1815 Defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo marks end of Napoleonic Wars
1818 Queen Charlotte dies
1820 Son, Edward Augustus, dies 23 January, George III dies 29 January

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