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King George I

(1660-1727), Reigned 1714-27

Sitter associated with 52 portraits
The great-grandson of James I, he became King in 1714 at the death of Queen Anne under the terms of the Act of Settlement which was designed to ensure a Protestant succession. His coronation was followed by the ill-prepared 1715 Jacobite Rising in Scotland. A distinguished soldier and Elector of Hanover from 1698, George I continued to spend much of his time at Hanover after his accession to the British throne. (The Elector was one of the princes who elected the German King who was then crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope).

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King George I, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D32840

King George I

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1746
NPG D32840

King George I and the line of succession, by Johann Sebastian Müller, after  Samuel Wale - NPG D32911

King George I and the line of succession

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Samuel Wale
line engraving, circa 1748
NPG D32911

King George I and the line of succession, by Johann Sebastian Müller, after  Samuel Wale - NPG D32912

King George I and the line of succession

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Samuel Wale
line engraving, circa 1748
NPG D32912

King George I, by John Chapman, after  Unknown artist - NPG D27406

King George I

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D27406

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King George I

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 16 July 1929
NPG x69652

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King George I

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 16 July 1929
NPG x69653

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King George I

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 16 July 1929
NPG x69654

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King George I

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 16 July 1929
NPG x69655

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King George I

by Vandyk
film negative, 9 November 1935
NPG x130246

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King George I

by Vandyk
film negative, 9 November 1935
NPG x130252

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King George I

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, published by M. Marrebeeck
line engraving, circa 1700-1724
NPG D19548

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King George I

by Bernard Picart (Picard)
line engraving, 1716
NPG D13852

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