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Prince George of Denmark
Prince George of Denmark

Prince George of Denmark (April 2, 1653 - October 28, 1708) was the Prince consort of Queen Anne of Great Britain. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... Events February 2 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated. ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... // Events March 23 - James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth July 1 - Tewoflos becomes Emperor of Ethiopia September 28 - Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya Kandahar conquered by Mir Wais In Masuria one third of the population die during the plague J... A prince consort, generally speaking, is the husband of a Queen regnant, unless he himself is a king. ... Queen Anne ( 6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714 ) became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. ...


He was born in Copenhagen, a son of King Frederick III of Denmark, and was considered a suitable partner for Anne, Denmark being, like Britain, a Protestant country; at that time, it was not considered likely that Anne would become queen. They were married on July 28, 1683, at St. James's Palace, London. George was subsequently created a British subject and a Knight of the Garter, and was given several titles, including Duke of Cumberland. City nickname: none Location in Denmark Area  - Total  - Water 526 km² xxx km² xx% Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density 502,204 1,116,979 954/km2 [including water] xxx/km2 [land only] Time zone Eastern: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude 55°43 N 12°34 E Copenhagen (Danish: København) is... Frederick III (March 28, 1609 – February 19, 1670) was King of Denmark and Norway from 1648 until his death. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... Main entrance of St. ... St. ... A garter is one of the Orders most recognisable insignia. ... Duke of Cumberland is a peerage title that was conferred upon junior members of the British royal family. ...


His marriage to Anne was successful, although from seventeen pregnancies between 1684c and 1700 only one son, William, Duke of Gloucester, survived infancy, only to die of smallpox in 1700 at the age of eleven. Like many other members of the royals and nobility, this low male birth rate and poor infant survival rate is fairly strong evidence that Prince George suffered from syphillis. William, Duke of Gloucester ( 24 July 1689 - 29 July 1700) was the only child of Princess (later Queen) Anne of England to survive infancy. ... Smallpox (also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera) is a highly contagious disease unique to humans. ... Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ... Depression-era U.S. poster advocating early syphilis treatment Syphilis (historically called lues) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by a spirochaete bacterium, Treponema pallidum. ...


The social and political grouping centred on Prince George and Princess Anne was known as the 'Cockpit Circle' after the Cockpit, their London residence (on the site of what is now Downing Street in Westminster). Anne's older sister Mary (later Queen Mary II) had moved to the Netherlands after her marriage to William of Orange; Protestant opposition to James was therefore increasingly focussed on Anne and George instead of Mary, the heiress presumptive. In 1688 the decision of William, Mary, George and Anne to desert the embattled James II was instrumental in whittling away the king's legitimacy and paved the way for the Glorious Revolution of 1689, which was led by William and supported by George, at the nominal head of the Lord High Admiral's Regiment, disbanded the following year. The Holland Regiment took its place as 3rd Regiment of Foot with Prince George as its honorary colonel. Downing Street Downing Street is the world-famous street in central London which contains the buildings that have been, for over two hundred years, the official residences of two of the most senior British cabinet ministers, the First Lord of the Treasury, an office held by the Prime Minister of... Westminster is the area located immediately to the west of the ancient City of London, in the centre of the wider conurbation of London. ... Queen Mary II (30 April 1662–28 December 1694) reigned as Queen of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689 until her death, and as Queen of Scotland from 11 April 1689 until her death. ... For other men named William of Orange, see William of Orange (disambiguation) William III of England (14 November 1650–8 March 1702; also known as William II of Scotland, William Henry and William of Orange) was a Dutch aristocrat and the Holy Roman Empires Prince of Orange from his... An Heir Presumptive (capitalised) is the person provisionally scheduled to inherit a throne but whose position can be displaced by the birth of an Heir Apparent or of a new Heir Presumptive with a better claim to the throne. ... King James VII and II ( 14 October 1633–16 September 1701 ) became King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 6 February 1685. ... The term Glorious Revolution refers to the generally popular overthrow of James II of England in 1688. ... For the international law of the sea, see Admiralty law. ...


William had apparently refused to attend James II's coronation in 1685 because George, as a senior member of a European royal family, would outrank him as elected stadholder of a republic; this mistrust was overcome during the revolution of 1688-89 but dogged relations between George and William during the latter's reign. Some degree of reconciliation was achieved on Queen Mary's sudden and unexpected death from smallpox in 1694; but George did not play a senior role in government until his wife Anne succeeded William in 1702.


George was an able administrator and military strategist, and as Lord High Admiral, 1702 - 08, officially headed the Royal Navy in support of the military activities of Anne's favourite, the Captain-General Lord John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. On his death in 1708, Anne was desolate, and although she refused initially to put the Navy into commission she was unable to bring herself to sign papers in George's stead. For the international law of the sea, see Admiralty law. ... John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, in his Garter robes John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (May 26, 1650 – June 16, 1722), in full The Most Noble Captain-General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Earl of Marlborough, Baron Churchill of Sandridge, Lord Churchill of Eyemouth, KG, PC (in addition...


King Charles II, his wife's uncle, famously said of Prince George, on the occasion of his marriage to Anne, 'I have tried him drunk, and I have tried him sober; and there is nothing in him'. He was not seen as one of the most colourful political characters of his day, but he was a skilled strategist and an able administrator, and a loyal and supportive husband to Queen Anne. By all accounts their marriage was a devoted and loving one in spite of their earlier personal tragedies. Charles II (29 May 1630–6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ...


His official portrait, signed by Sir Godfrey Kneller, is at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Sir Godfrey Kneller (August 8, 1646 -October 19, 1723) was an artist, court painter to several British monarchs. ... The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich The National Maritime Museum (NMM) is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom, and one of the most important in the world. ...


External links

  • Letter from Prince George to James II, November 23, 1688, withdrawing his support
  • Queen's Own Buffs Regimental history

Another Prince George of Denmark (1845-1913), was the brother of Queen Alexandra, consort of Edward VII. This page has been protected from editing to deal with vandalism. ...



Preceded by:
The Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery
Lord High Admiral
1702–1708
Succeeded by:
Queen Anne
Preceded by:
The Earl of Romney
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
1702–1708
Succeeded by:
The Duke of Dorset
Preceded by:
none
Prince Consort of Great Britain
1707–1708
Succeeded by:
Caroline of Ansbach


Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke, 5th Earl of Montgomery (c. ... Old Admiralty House, Whitehall, London, Thomas Ripley, architect, 1723-26, was not admired by his contemporaries and earned him some scathing couplets from Alexander Pope The Admiralty was historically the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... Anne Queen of Great Britain and Ireland Anne (6 February 1665–1 August 1714), became Queen of England and Scotland on 8 March 1702. ... Henry Sydney (or Sidney), 1st Earl of Romney (8 April 1641 - 8 April 1704) was born in Paris, a son of Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester, of Penshurst Place in Kent, England, by Lady Dorothy Percy, a daughter of Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland, a descendant of Edward... Flag of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports The Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports is a ceremonial official in the United Kingdom. ... Lionel Cranfield Sackville, 1st Duke Of Dorset (January 18, 1688 - October 10, 1765) was an English political leader and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. ... A prince consort, generally speaking, is the husband of a Queen regnant, unless he himself is a king. ... Her Serene Highness Margravine Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (or Anspach) (1 March 1683 – 20 November 1737) was the queen consort of King George II of Great Britain 1727-1737. ...



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Prince George of Denmark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (572 words)
George was subsequently created a British subject and a Knight of the Garter, and was given several titles, including Duke of Cumberland.
George was an able administrator and military strategist, and as Lord High Admiral, 1702 - 08, officially headed the Royal Navy in support of the military activities of Anne's favourite, the Captain-General Lord John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.
Another Prince George of Denmark (1845-1913), was the brother of Queen Alexandra, consort of Edward VII.
Prince George's County, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (912 words)
Prince George's County was created in 1696 from portions of Charles and Calvert Counties, and a portion was detached in 1748 to form Frederick County.
In 1997, the Prince George's County section of the city of Takoma Park, Maryland was transferred to Montgomery County after city residents voted to be under the sole jurisdiction of Montgomery County.
Prince George's County was granted a charter form of government in 1970.
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