George III (George William Frederick) (June 4, 1738 – January 29, 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, formed by the union of these two countries, until his death.
- By God, Harrison, I will see you righted!
- I wish nothing but good; therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor and a scoundrel.
- Ketchum, Richard M (1997). Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War. Henry Holt and Company, Inc. p. 65. ISBN 0-8050-4681-X.
Quotes about George IIIEdit
- George the Third
Ought never to have occurred.
One can only wonder
At so grotesque a blunder.
- We I hope shall be left free to avail ourselves of the advantages of neutrality: and yet much I fear the English, or rather their stupid king, will force us out of it. (...) Common sense dictates therefore that they should let us remain neuter: ergo they will not let us remain neuter. I never yet found any other general rule for foretelling what they will do, but that of examining what they ought not to do.
- "Nothing important happened today." - King George's diary entry, July 4th, 1776, the same day the American colonies declared their independence.
- Arnold Hunt, curator at the British Library, says King George never kept a diary.