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George III of the United Kingdom
George III was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of these two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death...
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1760
10.25.1760
George III becomes King of Great Britain.
1761
9.8.1761
Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
9.22.1761
George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1763
10.7.1763
George III of Great Britain issues British Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements.
1768
5.10.1768
John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for ''The North Briton'' severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
6.21.1768
James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
1775
8.23.1775
King George III declares that the American colonies exist in a state of open and avowed rebellion.
1819
2.19.1819
British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
1896
9.22.1896
Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.