King George III Timeline

Timeline created by seb0541
  • Birth

    Birth
    George was born on this day which was two months before his due date.
  • Death of Father

    Death of Father
    King George III's father's death certainly had an impact on him. He was now next in line to the throne. Because he no longer had a father he now looked up to his mother's friend, Earl of Bute.
  • Death of King George II

    Death of King George II
    This is the day that King George III's grandfather died. This event had a great impact on his life. Because his father was already dead he was next in line to the throne. Before he could inherit the throne, he first had to quickly find a wife.
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    Because of his grandfather's death George III had to quickly find a wife. He met and married Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on the same day. Luckily for him they were a perfect match. They had fifteen children within the first twenty-one years of their marriage.
  • Becoming King

    Becoming King
    It was on this day that George actually became King George III ruler of Great Britain. He was also king of Ireland and Hanover.
  • First Child

    First Child
    George Augustus Frederick, King George III's first son out of fifteen, was born on this day. He was also known as the Prince of Wales and King George IV.
  • Second Child

    Second Child
    Frederick was the second child of King George III. He was also known as the Duke of York.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was passed to tax the colonists. The colonists did not like being taxed very much and fought until the act was done away with.
  • Third Child

    Third Child
    William Henry was the third child of George III. He was also known as Duke of Clarence and King William IV.
  • Repeal of the Stamp Act

    Repeal of the Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was repealed because of all the commotion the colonists were stirring up. King George was furious because of all the rebellion that was going on in the colonies. It was probably a moment when King George realized that he might loose control of the colonies.
  • Fourth Child

    Fourth Child
    Charlotte Augusta Matilda was the fourth child and first girl born of King George III. She had no other title than Princess because women were not allowed to rule in her time.
  • Fifth Child

    Fifth Child
    Edward Augustus was the fifth child born of George III. He was also known as Duke of Kent.
  • Sixth Child

    Sixth Child
    Augusta Sophia was the sixth child of King George III. She never married.
  • Prime Minister

    Prime Minister
    Lord North is made the prime minister. George likes him quite a bit, but the American War started as a result of his policies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This event changed the mind of all the colonists. Mostly all of the colonists were on board with the idea of rebelling against Britain.
  • Seventh Child

    Seventh Child
    Princess Elizabeth was the seventh child of George III.
  • Eighth Child

    Eighth Child
    Ernest Augustus was the eighth child of King George III. He was also known as Duke of Cumberland. He also became King of Hanover and was known as King Ernest.
  • Ninth Child

    Ninth Child
    Augustus Frederick was the ninth child of George III. He was also known as Duke of Sussex.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This was when the colonists dumped tons of tea into the sea as an act of rebellion. They did this because of a tax that was put on them earlier. This added to King George III's fury.
  • Tenth Child

    Tenth Child
    Adolphus Frederick was the tenth child of George III. He was also known as Duke of Cambridge.
  • Battle at Lexington and Concord

    Battle at Lexington and Concord
    This was the first battle of the American Revolution.
  • Eleventh Child

    Eleventh Child
    Mary was the eleventh child of King George III.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This was a document that proclaimed America’s independence from Great Britain. It was signed on the fourth but reached George around the sixth.
  • Twelfth Child

    Twelfth Child
    Sophia was the twelfth child of George III. She never got married.
  • Fifteenth Child

    Fifteenth Child
    Amelia was the last child of King George III. She never got married.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This was the document that officially ended the American Revolution.
  • First Attack

    First Attack
    King George attacked his older son because he had a disease called porphyries. He was going insane. He was put in a straight jacket for some time.
  • Death

    Death
    King George's illness finally takes him and he dies. His oldest son becomes the king.
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    Learning to Read

    George III had a hard time grasping things. It was in this time period that he finally learned to read. He was eleven years old.
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    Thirteenth Child

    Octavius was the thirteenth child of King George III. Unfortunatley, he died in his childhood.
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    Fourteenth Child

    Alfred was the fourteenth child of King George III. He also died in his childhood.
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    Clearing

    George was cleared by his doctors after the attack to go on with his royal duties.
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    Illness

    King George's illness was permanent by this point. His oldest son was now regent and carried out his father’s duties.