George III

George III
George III
  • Born: June 4, 1738
  • Died: January 29, 1820
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Royalty









George III was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire before becoming King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors, he was born in Great Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover.

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… that insidious man Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
… the evil genius of the revolution. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
America must be a colony of England or treated as an enemy. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
His Britannic Majesty acknowledges the said United States … to be fee, sovereign, and independent states. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor. Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
I have beat them! I have beat all the Americans! War & Peace
I will be very frank with you. I was the last to consent to separation; but the separation having been made, and having become inevitable, I have always said, as I say now, that I would be the first to meet the friendship of the United States as an independent power. Diplomacy & Diplomats
I would rather risk my Crown than do what I think personally disgraceful ... it is impossible that the nation shall not stand by me; if they will not, they shall have another King. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world. Power
Knavery seems to be so much the striking feature of its [America's] inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they become aliens to this Kingdom. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Mr. Adams, you may with great truth, assure the United States that whenever they shall fulfill the treaty on their part, I, on my part, will fulfill it in all its particulars. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Nothing of importance happened today. Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights
The die is now cast. The colonies must either submit or triumph. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
The New England Governments are in a state of rebellion; blows must decide they are to be subjects of this country or independent. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
The rebellious war now levied is become more general, and is manifestly carried out for the purpose of establishing an independent empire. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
These two people have been cruelly wronged. By God, I shall see you righted. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
We regret any country falling off from the cause of withstanding the principles and conduct of those who tyrannize France [the French revolutionists]. The little vigor shown by the Dutch from the beginning of the contest makes their secession of but little real loss. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Whereas great Frauds and Abuses have been committed in purchasing Lands of the Indians, to the great Prejudice of our Interests, and to the great Dissatisfaction of the said Indians. In order, therefore, to prevent such Irregularities for the future, and to the end that the Indians may be convinced of our Justice and determined Resolution to remove all reasonable Cause of Discontent, We do, with the Advice of our Privy Council, strictly enjoin and require. that no private Person do presume to make any purchase from the said Indians of any Lands reserved to the said Indians Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
You ... are to be hanged by the neck, but not until you are dead; for while you are still living your bodies are to be taken down, your bowels torn out and burned before your faces, your heads then cut off, and your bodies divided each into four quarters to be then at the King's disposal; and may the Almighty God have mercy on your souls. Capital Punishment, Dealth Penalty & State Execution
A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me.
Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton.
Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.
Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that, for there was nothing in it.
Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.
Was there ever such stuff as great as part of Shakespeare? Only one must not say so! But what think you? - What? - Is there not sad stuff? What? - What?