King George III
By: Aaron Weast
King George III was a noble king of Great Britain for 59 years. During this time he had a major impact on the world.
King George III had a nice but stressful childhood.
- He was born in London on June 4, 1738.
- Although, he almost died at birth.
- During his young years, he received an education from special teachers st the palace.
- At only 12 years of age, his father died and he became the prince of whales.
- Once after being yelled at by his teacher he put tar in their chair.
George III had a decent life as king.
- At only 22 years old, he became King of Great Britain.
- He married a German girl named Charlotte Sophia.
- George and Sophia had 15 kids together.
- Sadly, in his old ages he suffered from a mental illness which made him really weak.
- He died on January 29, 1820 at the age of 82.
King George III accomplished many things throughout his life.
- He was the first king to rule for 59 years.
- He was successfully able to write and read in German and English which was important to communicate with other nations.
- He was the first Monarch to study science, astronomy, physics, and chemistry.
- He introduced merino sheep from Spain.
- Also, he had other accomplishments in fencing, riding, and dancing too.
Throughout his rein, he had many interactions with other nations.
- During his rule, Britain was the superpower of the world.
- Being a powerful nation, this made Great Britain a big target and a threat.
- Their rival nation was France.
- Britain fought in the French and Indian War and defeated France.
- Therefore, France wanted to get revenge. To do that, they decided to assist the american colonies in their revolution against Great Britain.
King George III had a major impact on the American colonies.
- He passed the Stamp Act in 1765 which made the colonists have to pay more taxes on paper goods.
- In 1773, he passed the Tea Act which taxed tea in the american colonies.
- The Americans complained and staged the Boston Tea Party.
- Because of the unfair taxes he passed, on July 4, 1776, the Americans wrote the Declaration of Independence claiming he was an inflexible tyrant.
- In 1781 he lost the battle of Yorktown and signed the Treaty of Paris which recognized the U.S.A.
There are many interesting facts about King George III.
- The planet Uranus was originally named after him.
- He wanted to be a role model for the perfect farmer.
- His favorite musician was Handel. Although he also liked to listen to Bach's and Mozart's music.
- He liked to collect art by Canaletto. Art was a passion of his.
- Unfortunately, he spent the last years of his life going insane, blind, and deaf due to a mental illness.