"George Gordon, Lord Byron, was born in Holles Street, London." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Lord George Gordon Byron

"George Gordon, Lord Byron, was born in Holles Street, London." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

"Coin of George I." — Lardner, 1885

Coin of George I

"Coin of George I." — Lardner, 1885

"George I." — Lardner, 1885

George I, King of England

"George I." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of George II." — Lardner, 1885

Coin of George II

"Coin of George II." — Lardner, 1885

"George II." — Lardner, 1885

George II, King of England

"George II." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of George III." — Lardner, 1885

George III

"Coin of George III." — Lardner, 1885

"George III." — Lardner, 1885

George III, King of England

"George III." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of George IV." — Lardner, 1885

George IV

"Coin of George IV." — Lardner, 1885

"The blind Handel being led to the organ." — Cooke, 1910

George Frederick Handel

"The blind Handel being led to the organ." — Cooke, 1910

General George Meade of the Union Army, known for his defeat of General Lee at Gettysberg.

General George Meade

General George Meade of the Union Army, known for his defeat of General Lee at Gettysberg.

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

An illustration of the Order of the Garder's collar and George. The collar is an accessory worn around the neck, over the mantle. Like the mantle, it was introduced in the 15th and 16th centuries. Made of pure gold, it weighs 30 troy ounces (0.933 kg). The collar is composed of gold knots alternating with enamelled medallions showing a rose encircled by the Garter. During King Henry VII's reign, each garter surrounded two roses—one red and one white—but he changed the design such that each garter encircled only one red rose. The George, which is worn suspended from the collar, is a colorfully enameled three-dimensional figure of St George the Martyr on horseback slaying a dragon.

Order of the Garter's Collar and George

An illustration of the Order of the Garder's collar and George. The collar is an accessory worn around…

"This name deserves to be held in rememberance on account of his munificent philanthropy." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

George Peabody

"This name deserves to be held in rememberance on account of his munificent philanthropy." —The…

General George Henry Thomas.

General George Henry Thomas

General George Henry Thomas.

General George Henry Thomas, one of the principal Union commanders in the Western Theater.

General George Henry Thomas

General George Henry Thomas, one of the principal Union commanders in the Western Theater.

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first First Lady of the United States.

Martha Washington

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first…

The first First Lady of the United States of America. She was married to George Washington.

Martha Washington

The first First Lady of the United States of America. She was married to George Washington.