George III was king of Great
Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1811. The third monarch from the House of Hanover,
George was just twenty-two years old when he succeeded his grandfather, George II, as king in 1760. His
reign was shaped by the Seven
Years' War (1756–1763), the Irish Rebellion (1798), and the French
Revolution (1783–1815), but he is best known as the "tyrant," called "unfit to be the
ruler of a free people" in the Declaration of Independenc. . .
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