Death of King George II

King George II died on the 25th of October 1760. Born in Hanover in Germany, George was the last foreign-born British monarch. George succeeded his father, George I to the throne in 1727.

On the morning of 25th October 1760, George partook of his ritual cup of hot chocolate prior to a stint on his close stool where his body was later discovered.

John Shackleton, Portrait of George II of Great Britain, c.1755.

George II was succeeded by his broadly popular grandson, George III.

Jack Plane

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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6 Responses to Death of King George II

  1. Tico Vogt says:

    George III wasn’t so broadly liked in my neck of the woods!

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  2. Eric R says:

    R.I.P. anniversarily King George.

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  4. Jonathan Miller says:

    O CLOACINA, Goddess of this place,
    Look on thy suppliants with a smiling face.
    Soft, yet cohesive let their offerings flow,
    Not rashly swift, nor insolently slow.

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