King George II

Biography of King George II

George II (1683-1760), King of Great Britain and Ireland and Elector of Hanover, was the son of George I. He founded the Chair of Practical Astronomy at the University in 1760, providing a yearly allowance of £50 for the post of professor and astronomical observer.


King George II
Born 1683.
Died 1760.
University Link: Benefactor
Occupation categories: monarchs
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P11126
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Record last updated: 7th Jul 2008

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  • Benefactor


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