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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. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814.
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  • 1820
    He died at Windsor Castle at 8:38 pm on 29 January 1820, six days after the death of his fourth son, the Duke of Kent.
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  • 1819
    At Christmas 1819, he spoke nonsense for 58 hours, and for the last few weeks of his life was unable to walk.
  • 1811
    Despite signs of a recovery in May 1811, by the end of the year George had become permanently insane and lived in seclusion at Windsor Castle until his death. Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated in 1812 and was replaced by Lord Liverpool.
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    He accepted the need for the Regency Act of 1811, and the Prince of Wales acted as Regent for the remainder of George III's life.
  • 1810
    In late 1810, at the height of his popularity but already virtually blind with cataracts and in pain from rheumatism, George III became dangerously ill.
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  • 1809
    George III made no further major political decisions during his reign; the replacement of the Duke of Portland by Perceval in 1809 was of little actual significance.
  • 1804
    In 1804, George's recurrent illness returned; after his recovery, Addington resigned and Pitt regained power.
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  • 1803
    George's review of 27,000 volunteers in Hyde Park, London, on 26 and 28 October 1803 and at the height of the invasion scare, attracted an estimated 500,000 spectators on each day.
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  • 1801
    In October 1801, he made peace with the French, and in 1802 signed the Treaty of Amiens.
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  • 1793
    France declared war on Great Britain in 1793; in the war attempt, George allowed Pitt to increase taxes, raise armies, and suspend the right of habeas corpus. The First Coalition to oppose revolutionary France, which included Austria, Prussia, and Spain, broke up in 1795 when Prussia and Spain made separate peace with France.
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  • 1786
    After George’s recovery, his popularity, and that of Pitt, continued to increase at the expense of Fox and the Prince of Wales. His humane and understanding treatment of two insane assailants, Margaret Nicholson in 1786 and John Frith in 1790, contributed to his popularity.
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  • 1785
    When John Adams was appointed American Minister to London in 1785, George had become resigned to the new relationship between his country and the former colonies.
  • 1783
    In 1783, the House of Commons forced Shelburne from office and his government was replaced by the Fox–North Coalition.
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  • 1782
    He was fond of his children, and was devastated at the death of two of his sons in infancy in 1782 and 1783 respectively.
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  • 1781
    In late 1781, the news of Lord Cornwallis's surrender at the Siege of Yorktown reached London; Lord North's parliamentary support ebbed away and he resigned the following year.
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  • 1772
    The subsequent bill was unpopular in Parliament, including among George's own ministers, but passed as the Royal Marriages Act 1772.
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  • 1770
    In 1770, his brother Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, was exposed as an adulterer, and the following year Cumberland married a young widow, Anne Horton.
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  • 1767
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