King George III

Biography of King George III

George III
George III

George III (1738-1820), King of Great Britain and Ireland, and King of Hanover, acceded to the throne in 1760. In 1807 he erected and endowed the Regius Chair of Natural History at the University, appointing Lockhart Muirhead to the chair and to the post of Keeper of the Hunterian Museum.


King George III
Born 24 May 1738.
Died 29 January 1820.
University Link: Benefactor
Occupation categories: monarchs
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P136128
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Record last updated: 7th Jul 2008

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