Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Forthcoming Anniversaries

Birthday of George III

King George III

4 Jun 1738: King George III was born this day in 1738. (read more...)

Death of Electress Sophia of Hanover

Electress Sophia of Hanover

8 Jun 1714: Sophia of Hanover was the granddaughter of King James VI & I and stood to inherit the British throne. When she died, 306 years ago today, the heir apparent became her son who succeeded as George I on the Death of Queen Anne. (read more...)

Accession of George II

King George II

11 Jun 1727: George II became King on the death of his father this day in 1727. (read more...)

Colen Campbell's Birthday


15 Jun 1676: Colen Campbell was born this day in 1676. He was a Scottish Architect who travelled on Italy between 1695 and 1702. He published the first three volumes of "Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect" between 1715 and 1725 - an important work which catalogued the designs of British Architects. (read more...)

Death of William IV

King William IV

20 Jun 1837: King William IV died this day in 1837. He was succeeded by his niece, Queen Victoria. (read more...)

Birthday of Sidney Smith


21 Jun 1764: On this day in 1764 Sidney Smith was born. He became an Admiral of the Royal Navy and fought in the American and Napoleonic wars. Napoleon Bonaparte said of him: "That man made me miss my destiny" - and we can be very thankful for that! (read more...)

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