George I was born on 28th of March 1660 in Hanover, Germany.
He became King in 1714 succeeding queen Anne. There were a lot of possible heirs
to the throne but George's claim was to be the strongest as he was the closest male
at the time.
George I never did learn English in fact he spent half of his reign in Hanover.
He married his first cousin Princess Sophia in 1682. It was an arranged marriage and
they did not love each other. Never the less they had a son George and a daughter
Sophia together. George had two mistresses and Sophia had a romantic liaison with
a Swedish Count, who was later murdered. George's marriage to Sophia was later
dissolved and she was put under a type of house arrest where she was only allowed
to travel under supervision.
George I was faced with two Jacobite rebellions, one in 1715 and the other in 1719,
but both were easily quashed.
George died from a stroke on 11 June 1727 and was buried in Hanover. He was
succeeded by his son George II whom in actual fact hated his dad.
GEORGE I 1714-1727