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Edmond-Charles Genêt (January 8, 1763 - July 14, 1834), also known as Citizen Genêt, was a French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution.

Edmond Charles Genest

Edmond-Charles Genêt (January 8, 1763 - July 14, 1834), also known as Citizen Genêt, was…

(1100-1155) A famous clergyman and a major figure in the development of British history.

Geoffrey of Monmouth

(1100-1155) A famous clergyman and a major figure in the development of British history.

(1722-1770) Member of the House of Commons and First Lord of the Treasury

George Greenville

(1722-1770) Member of the House of Commons and First Lord of the Treasury

George I (28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 until his death, and ruler of Hanover in the Holy Roman Empire from 1698. George was born in Lower Saxony in what is now Germany, and eventually inherited the title and lands of the Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. A succession of European wars expanded his German domains during his lifetime, and in 1708 he was ratified as Prince-elector of Hanover. During George's reign the powers of the monarchy diminished and Britain began a transition to the modern system of Cabinet government led by a Prime Minister. Towards the end of his reign, actual power was held by Sir Robert Walpole, Great Britain's first de facto Prime Minister. George died on a trip to his native Hanover, where he was buried.

King George I of Great Britain

George I (28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714…

(1660-1727) King of Great Britain and Ireland 1714-1727

George I, King of England

(1660-1727) King of Great Britain and Ireland 1714-1727

King of the Hellenes, or Greece.

George I, King of England

King of the Hellenes, or Greece.

"George I." — Lardner, 1885

George I, King of England

"George I." — Lardner, 1885

The King of Great Britain and Ireland from August 1, 1714 until he died on June 11, 1727.

George I, King of England

The King of Great Britain and Ireland from August 1, 1714 until he died on June 11, 1727.

"George II." — Lardner, 1885

George II, King of England

"George II." — Lardner, 1885

George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 - 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until his death. This is the usual appearance of George III.

Usual Appearance of George III. About 1776 (From a sketch by Gear.)

George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 - 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King…

The King of Great Britain and King of Ireland until their union in 1801. He continued his reign over the two countries until his death in 1820.

George III

The King of Great Britain and King of Ireland until their union in 1801. He continued his reign over…

"King George III, king of England during the old Confederation."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

George III, King of England

"King George III, king of England during the old Confederation."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"George III (1760-1815). The first two Hanoverian kings were ignorant of English politics and obliged to rely on their ministers. Moreover, they cared more for Hanover than for England. But George II had English ideas. He was born and educated in England, and he made up his mind that he would rule in the manner of the old kings. He tried to restore the power of the crown at the expense of Parliament. In private morals and social relations he was better than his predecessors, and his character inspired respect. He had the loftiest ideas of royal dignity, and the greater part of his reign was taken up with the struggles with Parliament. But though he had some good qualities, he was narrow-minded, ill-educated, and imprudent. During the first twenty-four years of his reign he managed to estrange his people, check the prosperity of the nation, and lose forever the American colonies. His reign therefore was disastrous. The details of the struggle with the American colonies and the rise of the United States to the foremost rank among nations do not properly fall within the scope of this work. It is sufficient here to state that by the treaty of 1783 England's control over the thirteen colonies was lost forever. During the latter part of the reign of George III he was incapacitated for ruling. He was stricken with insanity, and the government passed into the hands of the prince regent, afterwards George IV. The most interesting side of the reign from the point of view of general history is the relations of England with foreign powers and the part where she played in the wars that arose from the French Revolution."—Colby, 1899

George III, King of England

"George III (1760-1815). The first two Hanoverian kings were ignorant of English politics and obliged…

"George III." — Lardner, 1885

George III, King of England

"George III." — Lardner, 1885

George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 - 26 June 1830) was king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820 until his death.

George IV

George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 - 26 June 1830) was king of the United Kingdom…

George IV or George Augustus Frederick (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820 until his death. He had earlier served as The Prince Regent when his father, George III, suffered from a relapse into insanity from an illness that is now suspected to have been porphyria. The Regency, George's nine-year tenure as Prince Regent, which commenced in 1811 and ended with George III's death in 1820, was marked by victory in the Napoleonic Wars in Europe.

George IV

George IV or George Augustus Frederick (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was king of the United…

King of England 1820-1830

George IV, King of England

King of England 1820-1830

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922 and Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926 to 1931.

David Lloyd George

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922 and Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926…

(1839-1897) An economist and social reformer who wrote the book Progress and Poverty.

Henry George

(1839-1897) An economist and social reformer who wrote the book Progress and Poverty.

A political economist who is famous for his "single tax" on land.

Henry George

A political economist who is famous for his "single tax" on land.

Henry George (September 2, 1839 - October 29, 1897) was an American political economist and the most influential proponent of the "Single Tax" on land, also known as the land value tax.

Henry George

Henry George (September 2, 1839 - October 29, 1897) was an American political economist and the most…

Conrad Alexander Gerard of the French during the Revolution

Conrad Alexander Gerard

Conrad Alexander Gerard of the French during the Revolution

Conrad Alexandre Gérard de Rayneval (12 December 1729—16 April 1790), also known as Conrad Alexandre Gérard, was a French diplomat, born at Masevaux in upper Alsace (now Haut-Rhin). He is best known as the first French diplomatic representative to the United States. His brother Joseph Matthias Gérard de Rayneval was also a diplomat. Early in 1778, under instructions from Vergennes, he conducted the negotiations with the American representatives, Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, and Arthur Lee, which resulted in the signing of the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with the United States on February 6, 1778. In March, 1778, he sailed to America with d'Estaing's fleet, as the first accredited Minister from France to the United States. This post he held until superseded by the Chevalier de la Luzerne, in September, 1779.

Conrad Alexandre Gérard

Conrad Alexandre Gérard de Rayneval (12 December 1729—16 April 1790), also known as Conrad…

Gerbert.

Gerbert

Gerbert.

Lord George Germain, former Secretary of War.

Lord George Germain

Lord George Germain, former Secretary of War.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Rhode Island

Elbridge Gerry

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Rhode Island

"Elbridge Gerry was despatched as a last overture for peace with France."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Elbridge Gerry

"Elbridge Gerry was despatched as a last overture for peace with France."—E. Benjamin Andrews,…

Elbridge Gerry was an American statesman and diplomat. As a Democratic-Republican he was selected as the fifth Vice President of the United States, serving under James Madison. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry was an American statesman and diplomat. As a Democratic-Republican he was selected as…

(1832-1894) American Naval Admiral

Rear-Admiral Gherardi

(1832-1894) American Naval Admiral

This is a painting of the artist, Lorenso Ghiberti. The artist who painted the image is unknown.

Ghiberti, Lorenzo

This is a painting of the artist, Lorenso Ghiberti. The artist who painted the image is unknown.

Edward Gibbon (April 27, 1737 - January 16, 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, <em>The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire</em>, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788.

Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon (April 27, 1737 - January 16, 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament.…

James Cardinal Gibbons (23 July 1834 - 24 March 1921) was an American prelate, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore from 1877 until his death.

James Cardinal Gibbon

James Cardinal Gibbons (23 July 1834 - 24 March 1921) was an American prelate, the Roman Catholic Archbishop…

(1834-1921) American Catholic leader for over 50 years.

Cardinal Gibbons

(1834-1921) American Catholic leader for over 50 years.

(1834-1921) American Roman Catholic Cardinal.

Cardinal James Gibbons

(1834-1921) American Roman Catholic Cardinal.

Joshua Reed Giddings (October 6, 1795 - May 27, 1864) was an American statesman prominent in the anti-slavery conflict.

Joshua Reed Giddings

Joshua Reed Giddings (October 6, 1795 - May 27, 1864) was an American statesman prominent in the anti-slavery…

Russian minister of foreign affairs.

Nicholas de Giers

Russian minister of foreign affairs.

Sir Humphrey Gilbert, a Spanish explorer

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Sir Humphrey Gilbert, a Spanish explorer

The founder of the first English colony in North America.

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

The founder of the first English colony in North America.

Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 - 9 September 1583) was an English murderer, adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier from Devon, who served the crown during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 - 9 September 1583) was an English murderer, adventurer, explorer, member…

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, of which the most famous include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theater, The Mikado.

Sir William Gilbert

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist,…

(1836-1911) English parodist that teamed up with Sir Arthur Sullivan to write 14 operas.

Sir William S. Gilbert

(1836-1911) English parodist that teamed up with Sir Arthur Sullivan to write 14 operas.

Famous arctic explorer and published <em>Schwatka's Search</em> and <em>Ice-Pack and Tundra</em>.

William H. Gilder

Famous arctic explorer and published Schwatka's Search and Ice-Pack and Tundra.

(1844-1909) Writer and editor of Century magazine that wrote several studies of Abraham Lincoln.

William Watson Gilder

(1844-1909) Writer and editor of Century magazine that wrote several studies of Abraham Lincoln.

Quincy Adams Gillmore (February 25, 1825 - April 11, 1888) was an American civil engineer, author, and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Quincy Adams Gillmore

Quincy Adams Gillmore (February 25, 1825 - April 11, 1888) was an American civil engineer, author, and…

(1831-1908) Geographer and university administrator, first president of Johns Hopkins University and founded Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Daniel Coit Gilman

(1831-1908) Geographer and university administrator, first president of Johns Hopkins University and…

Daniel Coit Gilman (July 6, 1831-October 13, 1908) was an American educator.

Daniel Coit Gilman

Daniel Coit Gilman (July 6, 1831-October 13, 1908) was an American educator.

(1477-1511) Italian artist of the High Renaissance in Venice.

Giorgione

(1477-1511) Italian artist of the High Renaissance in Venice.

(1276-1336) Italian painter and architect known as the first of the Italian Renaissance.

Giotto

(1276-1336) Italian painter and architect known as the first of the Italian Renaissance.

(1742-1792) Major in the Maryline Military line that led forced against British forces

Mordecai Gist

(1742-1792) Major in the Maryline Military line that led forced against British forces

Mordecai Gist (1743-1792) was a general who commanded the Maryland Line in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Mordecai Gist

Mordecai Gist (1743-1792) was a general who commanded the Maryland Line in the Continental Army during…

"He assisted in the making of history for nearly half a century, and is, in some respects, the most remarkable, if not the greatest, man in Europe." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

William Gladstone

"He assisted in the making of history for nearly half a century, and is, in some respects, the most…

Prime Minister of England

William E. Gladstone

Prime Minister of England

(1809-1898) British Statesman and prime minister.

William E. Gladstone

(1809-1898) British Statesman and prime minister.

(1809-  ) British Prime Minister

William E. Gladstone

(1809- ) British Prime Minister

British statesman and Prime Minister.

William E. Gladstone

British statesman and Prime Minister.

Gladstone was a British statesman and Prime Minister.

William Ewart Gladstone

Gladstone was a British statesman and Prime Minister.