Year of creation:1831
- Rider(s):George III
(1738-1820) was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors he was born in Britain and spoke English as his first language. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years’ War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of its American colonies were soon lost in the American War of Independence. The populace of New York City destroyed his equestrian statue, dedicated in 1770, shortly after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, six years later. George III played a minor role in the wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France. In the later part of his life, George III suffered from recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness.
- Sculptor(s):Westmacott, Richard
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