Talk:George II of Great Britain

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Johann Ludwig von Wallmoden[edit]

That does make sense, but the article asserts that Johann Ludwig von Wallmoden was doubtlessly George's son. If his paternity is not disputed by anyone, should he still be excluded both from the infobox and from the Issue section? Surtsicna (talk) 22:05, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

While there are sources saying he was, others say "widely believed" or "probably". DrKay (talk) 23:10, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

King of France[edit]

This primary source document includes France in the royal style; why would George II be considered King of France by the American colonials? It's not mentioned by the style in House of Hanover either. -- Beland (talk) 18:40, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Because that title's a relic from the Hundred Years War when the Plantagenet Kings of England claimed for themselves the French Crown after the direct Capetians had died out. Their successor Kings of England and Great Britain from the Tudor, Stuart and Hannoverian dynasties didn't relinquish this (titular) claim to the crown of France untill 1801, when the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland" was formally created. See "British claims to the French throne" -- fdewaele, 20 January 2013.


I noticed that for the first 2 Georges it lists Lutheran as religion, and for the George II (and William IV) is lists Anglican, though all of the Hanoverian monarchs were both head of the Church of England and the Lutheran Church of Hanover simultaneously. And, as far as I am aware, there was never any formal "conversion," the relevant court theologians proclaiming that the 2 confessions were in agreement in all things essential. George I through William IV should probably all read Anglican/Lutheran. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:38, 15 April 2014‎

I'd agree that not listing the Supreme Governor of the Church of England as an Anglican seems fairly peculiar, at least without any explanation or discussion. TSP (talk) 15:27, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

birth date[edit]

What's the reference for November 9? Other sources give Nov 10. Thisdaytrivia (talk) 02:16, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

You are right to be suspicious, this was discussed before at Talk:George II of Great Britain/Archive 1#Date of Birth. I will add a note. DrKay (talk) 07:44, 17 March 2017 (UTC)