1723 Solid Silver Shilling Old Antique Coin British Royal Mint Vintage London UK

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller notinashyway (17,100) 99.7%, Location: Look at my other Items, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 303212924678 1723 Shilling Coin Sold Silver *** Almost 300 Years Old *** Made by the Royal Mint in London Two Hundred and Ninety Six year old Engllish Shilling Coin from 1723 George I Shilling Old Laureate bust shilling of George I minted in one of the last years of his reign. Features Country United Kingdom Type Standard circulation coin Years 1715-1723 Value 1 Shilling = 12 Pence (1/20 LSD) Metal Silver (.925) Weight 6.02 g Diameter 26 mm Thickness 1 mm Shape Round Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓ Demonetized yes References KM# 539, Sp# 3645-7 Obverse First laureate and draped bust of King George I right, legend around Lettering: GEORGIVS·DG·M·BR·FR·ET·HIB·REX·F·D· Translation: George by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith Engraver: John Croker Reverse Crowned cruciform shields with central Garter star, divided date above, legend around NOTE: varieties exist Lettering: BRVN ET·L·DVX S·R·I·A·TH ET·EL ·17 15· Translation: Duke of Brunswick and Lueneburg, Arch Treasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire Engraver: Johann Ochs Edge Slant reeded Comments The standard weight of these coins was 6/31 troy ounce (92.9 grains). Reverse die varieties KM#539.1, Sp#3645 (1715-23) Roses and plumes in angles; KM#539.2, Sp#3646 (1720-21) Plain angles; KM#539.3, Sp#3647 (1723 only) SS and C in angles; 1723 SSC variety was struck with silver discovered by the South Sea Company in Indonesia. Solid 0.925 Silver InGood Condition for its age Would make an Excellent Lucky Charm or Collectible Keepsake Souvenir I will have a lot of Old Coins on Ebay so CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY SHOP Bid with Confidence - Check My 100% Positive Feedback from over 14,000 Satisfied Customers I have over 5 years of Ebay Selling Experience - So Why Not Treat Yourself? I have got married recently and need to raise funds to meet the costs also we are planning to move into a house together I always combined postage on multiple items so why not > Check out my other items! I Always Leave instant Feedback Automatically on Receiving payment All Payment Methods in All Major Currencies Accepted. All Items Sent out within 24 hours of Receiving Payment. 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The word shilling comes from scilling, an accounting term that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times where it was deemed to be the value of a cow in Kent or a sheep elsewhere. The word is thought to derive from the base skell-, "to ring/resound" and the diminutive suffix -ling.[1] The slang term for a shilling as a currency unit was a "bob". The abbreviation for shilling is s, from the Latin solidus, the name of a Roman coin. Often it was informally represented by a slash, standing for a long s: e.g., "1/6" would be 1 shilling and sixpence, often pronounced "one and six" (and equivalent to 18d; the shilling itself was valued at 12d). A price with no pence would be written with a slash and a dash, e.g., "11/-". Quite often a triangle or (serif) apostrophe would be used to give a neater appearance, e.g., "1'6" and "11'-". In Africa, it is often abbreviated sh. During the Great Recoinage of 1816, the mint was instructed to coin one troy pound (weighing 5760 grains) of standard (0.925 fine) silver into 66 shillings, or its equivalent in other denominations. This effectively set the weight of the shilling, and its subsequent decimal replacement 5 new pence coin, at 87.2727 grains or 5.655 grams from 1816 to 1990, when a new smaller 5p coin was introduced. The British shilling is a historic British coin from the eras of the Kingdom of Great Britain and the later United Kingdom; also adopted as a Scot denomination upon the 1707 Treaty of Union. The word shilling comes from an accounting term that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, deemed to be the value of a cow in Kent or a sheep elsewhere.[1] There counted twelve pence to the shilling, with twenty shillings to the pound. The British shilling had succeeded the English shilling, and it remained in circulation until Decimal Day 1971. Upon decimalisation the British shilling was superseded by the five-pence piece having a comparable value, size and weight. The pre-decimal shilling was withdrawn from circulation in 1990, when the five pence piece was reduced in size. Shillings were minted in every monarch's reign. During the early part of the reign of King George III, very few shillings (like other silver coins) were struck, although there was a large issue in 1787. A small number of coins dated 1763 were distributed by the Earl of Northumberland in Ireland; this issue is now very rare, but the contemporary rumour that the issue limit was £100 (2000 pieces) is probably untrue. In 1787 the hearts were left out of the Hanoverian shield in error, but the error was so minor that it took some time for it to be noticed and corrected, so both types are of similar value. The mint coined a large stockpile of silver belonging to a consortium of London bankers into shillings of 1798, which were subsequently declared illegal, reclaimed and melted down. There may have been over 10,000 pieces minted, but there are currently only about four known to exist and an example could be worth over £10,000 in any condition. British coinage Current circulation One penny Two pence Five pence Ten pence Twenty pence Fifty pence One pound Two pounds Commemorative and bullion Twenty-five pence Five pounds Maundy money Quarter sovereign Half sovereign Sovereign Britannia Withdrawn (decimal) Half penny Withdrawn (pre-decimal, selected coins) Quarter-farthing Third-farthing Half-farthing Farthing Halfpenny Penny Threepence Groat Sixpence One shilling Two shillings (florin) Half crown Double florin (four shillings) Crown Half guinea Guinea See also Pound sterling Coins of the pound sterling List of British banknotes and coins Scottish coinage Coins of Ireland List of people on coins of the United Kingdom This is a featured article. Click here for more information. George I of Great Britain George I King of Great Britain and Ireland (more...) Reign 1 August 1714 – 11 June 1727[a] Coronation 20 October 1714 Predecessor Anne Successor George II Prime Minister Robert Walpole Elector of Hanover Reign 23 January 1698 – 11 June 1727[a] Predecessor Ernest Augustus Successor George II Born 28 May 1660 7 June 1660 (N.S.) Hanover, Brunswick-Lüneburg, Holy Roman Empire Died 11 June 1727 (aged 67) 22 June 1727 (N.S.) Schloss Osnabrück, Osnabrück Burial 4 August 1727 Leineschloss, Hanover; later Herrenhausen, Hanover Spouse Sophia Dorothea of Celle (m. 1682; div. 1694) Issue more... George II of Great Britain Sophia Dorothea, Queen in Prussia Full name George Louis (German: Georg Ludwig) House Hanover Father Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover Mother Sophia of the Palatinate Religion Protestant[1] Signature George I's signature George I (George Louis; German: Georg Ludwig; 28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727)[a] was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 and ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) in the Holy Roman Empire from 23 January 1698 until his death in 1727. George was born in Hanover and inherited the titles and lands of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg from his father and uncles. A succession of European wars expanded his German domains during his lifetime; he was ratified as prince-elector of Hanover in 1708. At the age of 54, after the death of his second cousin Anne, Queen of Great Britain (r. 1702–1714), George ascended the British throne as the first monarch of the House of Hanover. Although over fifty Roman Catholics were closer to Anne by primogeniture, the Act of Settlement 1701 disqualified Catholics from inheriting the British throne; George was Anne's closest living Protestant relative. In reaction, Jacobites attempted, but failed, to depose George and replace him with James Francis Edward Stuart, Anne's Catholic half-brother. 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 political power was held by Robert Walpole, now recognised as Britain's first de facto prime minister. George died of a stroke on a trip to his native Hanover, where he was buried. He was the last British monarch to be buried outside the United Kingdom. Early life George was born on 28 May 1660 in the city of Hanover in the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg in the Holy Roman Empire.[b] He was the eldest son of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and his wife, Sophia of the Palatinate. Sophia was the granddaughter of King James I of England through her mother, Elizabeth of Bohemia.[3] For the first year of his life, George was the only heir to the German territories of his father and three childless uncles. George's brother, Frederick Augustus, was born in 1661, and the two boys (known as Görgen and Gustchen by the family) were brought up together. Their mother was absent for almost a year (1664–65) during a long convalescent holiday in Italy, but corresponded regularly with her sons' governess and took a great interest in their upbringing, even more so upon her return.[4] Sophia bore Ernest Augustus another four sons and a daughter. In her letters, Sophia describes George as a responsible, conscientious child who set an example to his younger brothers and sisters.[5] By 1675 George's eldest uncle had died without issue, but his remaining two uncles had married, putting George's inheritance in jeopardy as his uncles' estates might pass to their own sons, should they have had any, instead of to George. George's father took him hunting and riding, and introduced him to military matters; mindful of his uncertain future, Ernest Augustus took the fifteen-year-old George on campaign in the Franco-Dutch War with the deliberate purpose of testing and training his son in battle.[6] In 1679 another uncle died unexpectedly without sons, and Ernest Augustus became reigning Duke of Calenberg-Göttingen, with his capital at Hanover. George's surviving uncle, George William of Celle, had married his mistress in order to legitimise his only daughter, Sophia Dorothea, but looked unlikely to have any further children. Under Salic law, where inheritance of territory was restricted to the male line, the succession of George and his brothers to the territories of their father and uncle now seemed secure. In 1682, the family agreed to adopt the principle of primogeniture, meaning George would inherit all the territory and not have to share it with his brothers.[7] Marriage George in 1680, aged 20, when he was Prince of Hanover. After a painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller. The same year, George married his first cousin, Sophia Dorothea of Celle, thereby securing additional incomes that would have been outside Salic laws. The marriage of state was arranged primarily as it ensured a healthy annual income and assisted the eventual unification of Hanover and Celle. His mother was at first against the marriage because she looked down on Sophia Dorothea's mother, Eleonore (who came from lower nobility), and because she was concerned by Sophia Dorothea's legitimated status. She was eventually won over by the advantages inherent in the marriage.[8] In 1683, George and his brother, Frederick Augustus, served in the Great Turkish War at the Battle of Vienna, and Sophia Dorothea bore George a son, George Augustus. The following year, Frederick Augustus was informed of the adoption of primogeniture, meaning he would no longer receive part of his father's territory as he had expected. It led to a breach between father and son, and between the brothers, that lasted until Frederick Augustus's death in battle in 1690. With the imminent formation of a single Hanoverian state, and the Hanoverians' continuing contributions to the Empire's wars, Ernest Augustus was made an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire in 1692. George's prospects were now better than ever as the sole heir to his father's electorate and his uncle's duchy.[9] Sophia Dorothea had a second child, a daughter named after her, in 1687, but there were no other pregnancies. The couple became estranged—George preferred the company of his mistress, Melusine von der Schulenburg, and Sophia Dorothea, meanwhile, had her own romance with the Swedish Count Philip Christoph von Königsmarck. Threatened with the scandal of an elopement, the Hanoverian court, including George's brothers and mother, urged the lovers to desist, but to no avail. According to diplomatic sources from Hanover's enemies, in July 1694 the Swedish count was killed, possibly with the connivance of George, and his body thrown into the river Leine weighted with stones. The murder was claimed to have been committed by four of Ernest Augustus's courtiers, one of whom (Don Nicolò Montalbano) was paid the enormous sum of 150,000 thalers, which was about one hundred times the annual salary of the highest paid minister.[10] Later rumours supposed that Königsmarck was hacked to pieces and buried beneath the Hanover palace floorboards.[11] However, sources in Hanover itself, including Sophia, denied any knowledge of Königsmarck's whereabouts.[10] George's marriage to Sophia Dorothea was dissolved, not on the grounds that either of them had committed adultery, but on the grounds that Sophia Dorothea had abandoned her husband. With the agreement of her father, George had Sophia Dorothea imprisoned in Ahlden House in her native Celle, where she stayed until she died more than thirty years later. She was denied access to her children and father, forbidden to remarry and only allowed to walk unaccompanied within the mansion courtyard. She was, however, endowed with an income, establishment, and servants, and was allowed to ride in a carriage outside her castle, albeit under supervision.[12] Melusine von der Schulenburg acted as George's hostess openly from 1698 until his death, and they had three daughters together, born in 1692, 1693 and 1701, respectively. Electoral reign George in 1706, when he was Elector of Hanover. After Johann Leonhard Hirschmann. Ernest Augustus died on 23 January 1698, leaving all of his territories to George with the exception of the Prince-Bishopric of Osnabrück, an office he had held since 1661.[c] George thus became Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (also known as Hanover, after its capital) as well as Archbannerbearer and a Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.[13] His court in Hanover was graced by many cultural icons such as the mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Leibniz and the composers George Frideric Händel and Agostino Steffani. Shortly after George's accession to his paternal duchy, Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, who was second-in-line to the English and Scottish thrones, died. By the terms of the English Act of Settlement 1701, George's mother, Sophia, was designated as the heir to the English throne if the then reigning monarch, William III, and his sister-in-law, Anne, died without surviving issue. The succession was so designed because Sophia was the closest Protestant relative of the British royal family. Fifty-six Catholics with superior hereditary claims were bypassed.[14] The likelihood of any of them converting to Protestantism for the sake of the succession was remote; some had already refused.[15] In August 1701, George was invested with the Order of the Garter and, within six weeks, the nearest Catholic claimant to the thrones, the former king James II, died. William III died the following March and was succeeded by Anne. Sophia became heiress presumptive to the new Queen of England. Sophia was in her seventy-first year, older than Anne by thirty-five years, but she was very fit and healthy and invested time and energy in securing the succession either for herself or for her son.[16] However, it was George who understood the complexities of English politics and constitutional law, which required further acts in 1705 to naturalise Sophia and her heirs as English subjects, and to detail arrangements for the transfer of power through a Regency Council.[17] In the same year, George's surviving uncle died and he inherited further German dominions: the Principality of Lüneburg-Grubenhagen, centred at Celle.[18] Sketch map of Hanover, c. 1720, showing the relative locations of Hanover, Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and the Prince-Bishopric of Osnabrück. During George's lifetime Hanover acquired Lauenburg and Bremen-Verden. Shortly after George's accession in Hanover, the War of the Spanish Succession broke out. At issue was the right of Philip, the grandson of King Louis XIV of France, to succeed to the Spanish throne under the terms of King Charles II of Spain's will. The Holy Roman Empire, the United Dutch Provinces, England, Hanover and many other German states opposed Philip's right to succeed because they feared that the French House of Bourbon would become too powerful if it also controlled Spain. As part of the war effort, George invaded his neighbouring state, Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, which was pro-French, writing out some of the battle orders himself. The invasion succeeded with few lives lost. As a reward, the prior Hanoverian annexation of the Duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg by George's uncle was recognised by the British and Dutch.[19] In 1706, the Elector of Bavaria was deprived of his offices and titles for siding with Louis against the Empire. The following year, George was invested as an Imperial Field Marshal with command of the imperial army stationed along the Rhine. His tenure was not altogether successful, partly because he was deceived by his ally, the Duke of Marlborough, into a diversionary attack, and partly because Emperor Joseph I appropriated the funds necessary for George's campaign for his own use. Despite this, the German princes thought that he had acquitted himself well. In 1708 they formally confirmed George's position as a Prince-Elector in recognition of, or because of, his service. George did not hold Marlborough's actions against him; he understood they were part of a plan to lure French forces away from the main attack.[20] In 1709, George resigned as field marshal, never to go on active service again. In 1710, he was granted the dignity of Arch-Treasurer of the Empire,[21] an office formerly held by the Elector Palatine—the absence of the Elector of Bavaria allowed a reshuffling of offices.[22] The death of the Emperor in 1711 threatened to destroy the balance of power in the opposite direction, so the war ended in 1713 with the ratification of the Treaty of Utrecht. Philip was allowed to succeed to the Spanish throne but was removed from the French line of succession, and the Elector of Bavaria was restored. Accession in Great Britain George c.1714, the year of his succession, as painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller Though both England and Scotland recognised Anne as their queen, only the English Parliament had settled on Sophia, Electress of Hanover, as the heir presumptive. The Parliament of Scotland (the Estates) had not formally settled the succession question for the Scottish throne. In 1703, the Estates passed a bill declaring that their selection for Queen Anne's successor would not be the same individual as the successor to the English throne, unless England granted full freedom of trade to Scottish merchants in England and its colonies. At first Royal Assent was withheld, but the following year Anne capitulated to the wishes of the Estates and assent was granted to the bill, which became the Act of Security 1704. In response the English Parliament passed measures that threatened to restrict Anglo-Scottish trade and cripple the Scottish economy if the Estates did not agree to the Hanoverian succession.[23][24] Eventually, in 1707, both Parliaments agreed on an Act of Union, which united England and Scotland into a single political entity, the Kingdom of Great Britain, and established the rules of succession as laid down by the Act of Settlement 1701.[25] The union created the largest free trade area in 18th-century Europe.[26] Whig politicians believed Parliament had the right to determine the succession, and to bestow it on the nearest Protestant relative of the Queen, while many Tories were more inclined to believe in the hereditary right of the Catholic Stuarts, who were nearer relations. In 1710, George announced that he would succeed in Britain by hereditary right, as the right had been removed from the Stuarts, and he retained it. "This declaration was meant to scotch any Whig interpretation that parliament had given him the kingdom [and] ... convince the Tories that he was no usurper."[27] George's mother, the Electress Sophia, died on 28 May 1714[d] at the age of 83. She had collapsed in the gardens at Herrenhausen after rushing to shelter from a shower of rain. George was now Queen Anne's heir presumptive. He swiftly revised the membership of the Regency Council that would take power after Anne's death, as it was known that Anne's health was failing and politicians in Britain were jostling for power.[28] She suffered a stroke, which left her unable to speak, and died on 1 August 1714. The list of regents was opened, the members sworn in, and George was proclaimed King of Great Britain and Ireland.[29] Partly due to contrary winds, which kept him in The Hague awaiting passage,[30] he did not arrive in Britain until 18 September. George was crowned at Westminster Abbey on 20 October.[3] His coronation was accompanied by rioting in over twenty towns in England.[31] George mainly lived in Great Britain after 1714, though he visited his home in Hanover in 1716, 1719, 1720, 1723 and 1725;[32] in total George spent about one fifth of his reign as king in Germany.[33] A clause in the Act of Settlement that forbade the British monarch from leaving the country without Parliament's permission was unanimously repealed in 1716.[34] During all but the first of the King's absences power was vested in a Regency Council rather than in his son, George Augustus, Prince of Wales.[35] Wars and rebellions George in 1718, by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller Within a year of George's accession the Whigs won an overwhelming victory in the general election of 1715. Several members of the defeated Tory Party sympathised with the Jacobites, who sought to replace George with Anne's Catholic half-brother, James Francis Edward Stuart (called "James III and VIII" by his supporters and "the Pretender" by his opponents). Some disgruntled Tories sided with a Jacobite rebellion, which became known as "The Fifteen". James's supporters, led by Lord Mar, an embittered Scottish nobleman who had previously served as a secretary of state, instigated rebellion in Scotland where support for Jacobitism was stronger than in England. "The Fifteen", however, was a dismal failure; Lord Mar's battle plans were poor, and James arrived late with too little money and too few arms. By the end of the year the rebellion had all but collapsed. In February 1716, faced with impending defeat, James and Lord Mar fled to France. After the rebellion was defeated, although there were some executions and forfeitures, George acted to moderate the Government's response, showed leniency, and spent the income from the forfeited estates on schools for Scotland and paying off part of the national debt.[36] George's distrust of the Tories aided the passing of power to the Whigs.[37] Whig dominance would grow to be so great under George that the Tories would not return to power for another half-century. After the election, the Whig-dominated Parliament passed the Septennial Act 1715, which extended the maximum duration of Parliament to seven years (although it could be dissolved earlier by the Sovereign).[38] Thus Whigs already in power could remain in such a position for a greater period of time.[39] After his accession in Great Britain, George's relationship with his son (which had always been poor) worsened. George Augustus, Prince of Wales, encouraged opposition to his father's policies, including measures designed to increase religious freedom in Britain and expand Hanover's German territories at the expense of Sweden.[40] In 1717 the birth of a grandson led to a major quarrel between George and the Prince of Wales. The King, supposedly following custom, appointed the Lord Chamberlain, the Duke of Newcastle, as one of the baptismal sponsors of the child. The King was angered when the Prince of Wales, disliking Newcastle, verbally insulted the Duke at the christening, which the Duke misunderstood as a challenge to a duel. The Prince was told to leave the royal residence, St. James's Palace.[41] The Prince's new home, Leicester House, became a meeting place for the King's political opponents.[42] George and his son were later reconciled at the insistence of Robert Walpole and the desire of the Princess of Wales, who had moved out with her husband but missed her children who had been left in the care of the King. However, following the quarrel at the baptism, father and son were never again on cordial terms.[43] George was active in directing British foreign policy during his early reign. In 1717 he contributed to the creation of the Triple Alliance, an anti-Spanish league composed of Great Britain, France and the Dutch Republic. In 1718 the Holy Roman Empire was added to the body, which became known as the Quadruple Alliance. The subsequent War of the Quadruple Alliance involved the same issue as the War of the Spanish Succession. The Treaty of Utrecht (1713) had recognised the grandson of King Louis XIV of France, Philip, as the King of Spain on the condition that he gave up his rights to succeed to the French throne. Upon the death of Louis XIV in 1715, however, Philip sought to overturn the treaty. Spain supported a Jacobite-led invasion of Scotland in 1719, but stormy seas allowed only about three hundred Spanish troops to arrive in Scotland.[44] A base was established at Eilean Donan Castle on the west Scottish coast in April, only to be destroyed by British ships a month later.[45] Attempts by the Jacobites to recruit Scottish clansmen yielded a fighting force of only about a thousand men. The Jacobites were poorly equipped and were easily defeated by British artillery at the Battle of Glen Shiel.[46] The clansmen dispersed into the Highlands, and the Spaniards surrendered. The invasion never posed any serious threat to George's government. With the French this time fighting against him in the War, Philip's armies fared poorly. As a result, the Spanish and French thrones remained separate. Simultaneously, Hanover gained from the resolution of the Great Northern War, which had been caused by rivalry between Sweden and Russia for control of the Baltic. The Swedish territories of Bremen and Verden were ceded to Hanover in 1719, with Hanover paying Sweden monetary compensation for the loss of territory.[47] Ministries A 1714 silver medallion from the reign of George I, referring to his accession in Great Britain. The Saxon Steed runs from Hanover to Britain. A 1718 quarter-guinea coin from the reign of George I, showing him in profile In Hanover, the King was an absolute monarch. All government expenditure above 50 thalers (between 12 and 13 British pounds), and the appointment of all army officers, all ministers, and even government officials above the level of copyist, was in his personal control. By contrast in Great Britain, George had to govern through Parliament.[48] In 1715 when the Whigs came to power, George's chief ministers included Sir Robert Walpole, Lord Townshend (Walpole's brother-in-law), Lord Stanhope and Lord Sunderland. In 1717 Lord Townshend was dismissed, and Walpole resigned from the Cabinet over disagreements with their colleagues;[49] Lord Stanhope became supreme in foreign affairs, and Lord Sunderland the same in domestic matters.[50] Lord Sunderland's power began to wane in 1719. He introduced a Peerage Bill that attempted to limit the size of the House of Lords by restricting new creations. The measure would have solidified Sunderland's control of the House by preventing the creation of opposition peers, but it was defeated after Walpole led the opposition to the bill by delivering what was considered "the most brilliant speech of his career".[51] Walpole and Townshend were reappointed as ministers the following year and a new, supposedly unified, Whig government formed.[51] Greater problems arose over financial speculation and the management of the national debt. Certain government bonds could not be redeemed without the consent of the bondholder and had been issued when interest rates were high; consequently each bond represented a long-term drain on public finances, as bonds were hardly ever redeemed.[52] In 1719 the South Sea Company proposed to take over £31 million (three fifths) of the British national debt by exchanging government securities for stock in the company.[53] The Company bribed Lord Sunderland, George's mistress Melusine von der Schulenburg, and Lord Stanhope's cousin, Charles Stanhope, who was Secretary of the Treasury, to support their plan.[54] The Company enticed bondholders to convert their high-interest, irredeemable bonds to low-interest, easily tradeable stocks by offering apparently preferential financial gains.[55] Company prices rose rapidly; the shares had cost £128 on 1 January 1720,[56] but were valued at £500 when the conversion scheme opened in May.[57] On 24 June the price reached a peak of £1,050.[58] The company's success led to the speculative flotation of other companies, some of a bogus nature,[59] and the Government, in an attempt to suppress these schemes and with the support of the Company, passed the Bubble Act.[60] With the rise in the market now halted,[61] uncontrolled selling began in August, which caused the stock to plummet to £150 by the end of September. Many individuals—including aristocrats—lost vast sums and some were completely ruined.[62] George, who had been in Hanover since June, returned to London in November—sooner than he wanted or was usual—at the request of the ministry.[63] The economic crisis, known as the South Sea Bubble, made George and his ministers extremely unpopular.[64] In 1721 Lord Stanhope, though personally innocent,[65][66] collapsed and died after a stressful debate in the House of Lords, and Lord Sunderland resigned from public office. Sunderland, however, retained a degree of personal influence with George until his sudden death in 1722 allowed the rise of Sir Robert Walpole. Walpole became de facto Prime Minister, although the title was not formally applied to him (officially, he was First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer). His management of the South Sea crisis, by rescheduling the debts and arranging some compensation, helped the return to financial stability.[67] Through Walpole's skilful management of Parliament, George managed to avoid direct implication in the Company's fraudulent actions.[68] Claims that George had received free stock as a bribe[69] are not supported by evidence; indeed receipts in the Royal Archives show that he paid for his subscriptions and that he lost money in the crash.[70] Later years 1720s portrait of George by Georg Wilhelm Lafontaine As requested by Walpole, George revived the Order of the Bath in 1725, which enabled Walpole to reward or gain political supporters by offering them the honour.[71] Walpole became extremely powerful and was largely able to appoint ministers of his own choosing. Unlike his predecessor, Queen Anne, George rarely attended meetings of the cabinet; most of his communications were in private, and he only exercised substantial influence with respect to British foreign policy. With the aid of Lord Townshend, he arranged for the ratification by Great Britain, France and Prussia of the Treaty of Hanover, which was designed to counterbalance the Austro-Spanish Treaty of Vienna and protect British trade.[72] George, although increasingly reliant on Walpole, could still have replaced his ministers at will. Walpole was actually afraid of being removed from office towards the end of George I's reign,[73] but such fears were put to an end when George died during his sixth trip to his native Hanover since his accession as king. He suffered a stroke on the road between Delden and Nordhorn on 9 June 1727,[74] and was taken by carriage to the Prince-Bishop's palace at Osnabrück[e] where he died in the early hours before dawn on 11 June 1727.[f] He was buried in the chapel of Leine Palace in Hanover, but his remains were moved to the chapel at Herrenhausen Gardens after World War II.[3] Leine Palace had burnt out entirely after British aerial bombings and the king's remains, along with his parents', were moved to the 19th-century mausoleum of King Ernest Augustus in the Berggarten.[75] George was succeeded by his son, George Augustus, who took the throne as George II. It was widely assumed, even by Walpole for a time, that George II planned to remove Walpole from office but was prevented from doing so by his wife, Caroline of Ansbach. However, Walpole commanded a substantial majority in Parliament and George II had little choice but to retain him or risk ministerial instability.[76] In subsequent reigns the power of the prime minister increased further at the expense of the power of the sovereign. Legacy George surrounded by his family, in a painting by James Thornhill. Statue of George I by Carl Rangenier in Hanover George was ridiculed by his British subjects;[77] some of his contemporaries, such as Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, thought him unintelligent on the grounds that he was wooden in public.[78] Though he was unpopular in Great Britain due to his supposed inability to speak English, such an inability may not have existed later in his reign as documents from that time show that he understood, spoke and wrote English.[79] He certainly spoke fluent German and French, good Latin, and some Italian and Dutch.[33] His treatment of his wife, Sophia Dorothea, became something of a scandal.[80] The British perceived him as too German, and in the opinion of historian Ragnhild Hatton, wrongly assumed that he had a succession of German mistresses.[81] However, in mainland Europe, he was seen as a progressive ruler supportive of the Enlightenment who permitted his critics to publish without risk of severe censorship, and provided sanctuary to Voltaire when the philosopher was exiled from Paris in 1726.[77] European and British sources agree that George was reserved, temperate and financially prudent;[33] George disliked to be in the public light at social events, avoided the royal box at the opera and often travelled incognito to the house of a friend to play cards.[34] Despite some unpopularity, the Protestant George I was seen by most of his subjects as a better alternative to the Roman Catholic pretender James. William Makepeace Thackeray indicates such ambivalent feelings as he wrote: His heart was in Hanover ... He was more than fifty years of age when he came amongst us: we took him because we wanted him, because he served our turn; we laughed at his uncouth German ways, and sneered at him. He took our loyalty for what it was worth; laid hands on what money he could; kept us assuredly from Popery ... I, for one, would have been on his side in those days. Cynical and selfish, as he was, he was better than a king out of St. Germains [James, the Stuart Pretender] with the French king's orders in his pocket, and a swarm of Jesuits in his train.[82] Writers of the nineteenth century, such as Thackeray, Sir Walter Scott and Lord Mahon, were reliant on biased first-hand accounts published in the previous century such as Lord Hervey's memoirs, and looked back on the Jacobite cause with romantic, even sympathetic, eyes. They in turn, influenced British authors of the first half of the twentieth century such as G. K. Chesterton, who introduced further anti-German and anti-Protestant bias into the interpretation of George's reign. However, in the wake of World War II continental European archives were opened to historians of the later twentieth century and nationalistic anti-German feeling subsided. George's life and reign were re-explored by scholars such as Beattie and Hatton, and his character, abilities and motives re-assessed in a more generous light.[83] John H. Plumb noted that: Some historians have exaggerated the king's indifference to English affairs and made his ignorance of the English language seem more important than it was. He had little difficulty in communicating with his ministers in French, and his interest in all matters affecting both foreign policy and the court was profound.[84] Yet the character of George I remains elusive; he was in turn genial and affectionate in private letters to his daughter, and then dull and awkward in public. Perhaps his own mother summed him up when "explaining to those who regarded him as cold and overserious that he could be jolly, that he took things to heart, that he felt deeply and sincerely and was more sensitive than he cared to show."[5] Whatever his true character, he ascended a precarious throne, and either by political wisdom and guile, or through accident and indifference, he left it secure in the hands of the Hanoverians and of Parliament.[33] Titles, styles and arms Titles and styles 28 May 1660 – 18 December 1679: His Highness Duke George Louis of Brunswick-Lüneburg 18 December 1679 – October 1692: His Highness The Hereditary Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg October 1692 – 23 January 1698: His Serene Highness The Electoral Prince of Hanover 23 January 1698 – 1 August 1714: His Most Serene Highness George Louis, Archbannerbearer of the Holy Roman Empire and Prince-Elector, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1 August 1714 – 11 June 1727: His Majesty The King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire Arms As King his arms were: Quarterly, I, Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or (for England) impaling Or a lion rampant within a tressure flory-counter-flory Gules (for Scotland); II, Azure three fleurs-de-lis Or (for France); III, Azure a harp Or stringed Argent (for Ireland); IV, tierced per pale and per chevron (for Hanover), I Gules two lions passant guardant Or (for Brunswick), II Or a semy of hearts Gules a lion rampant Azure (for Lüneburg), III Gules a horse courant Argent (for Westphalia), overall an escutcheon Gules charged with the crown of Charlemagne Or (for the dignity of Archtreasurer of the Holy Roman Empire).[85][86][87] Coat of Arms of George I Louis, Elector of Hanover (1698-1708).svg Coat of Arms of George I Louis, Elector of Hanover (1708-1714).svg Coat of Arms of Great Britain (1714-1801).svg Arms of George I Louis as Elector-Designate of Hanover 1689–1708 Arms of George I Louis as Elector of Hanover 1708–1714 Coat of Arms of George I as King of Great Britain 1714–1727 Issue Name Birth Death Marriage By his wife, Sophia Dorothea of Celle: George II of Great Britain 9 November 1683 25 October 1760 married 1705 Caroline of Ansbach; had issue Sophia Dorothea of Hanover 26 March 1687 28 June 1757 married 1706 Frederick William, Margrave of Brandenburg (later Frederick William I of Prussia); had issue By his mistress, Melusine von der Schulenburg: (Anna) Louise Sophia von der Schulenburg January 1692 1773 married 1707 Ernst August Philipp von dem Bussche-Ippenburg (divorced before 1714);[88] created Countess of Delitz by Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, in 1722[89] (Petronilla) Melusina von der Schulenburg 1693 1778 created Countess of Walsingham for life; married 1733 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield; no issue[90] Margarethe Gertrud von Oeynhausen 1701 1726 married 1722 Albrecht Wolfgang, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe[89] Dates in this table are New Style. Notes Throughout George's life, Great Britain used the Old Style Julian calendar. Hanover adopted the New Style Gregorian calendar on 1 March 1700 (N.S.) / 19 February 1700 (O.S.). Old Style is used for dates in this article unless otherwise indicated; however, years are assumed to start from 1 January and not 25 March, which was the English New Year. The story that George I died in the same room as that in which he was born at Osnabrück (in, for example, Le Grand Dictionnaire Historique of 1759) is contradicted by the Electress Sophia in her Memoiren der Herzogin Sophie nachmals Kurfürstin von Hannover (ed. A. Köcher, Leipzig, 1879, pp. 1 and 68) who says that her two eldest sons were born at Hanover, and by four notifications from Hanover to the court at Wolfenbüttel preserved in the Wolfenbüttel state archives.[2] The Prince-Bishopric was not an hereditary title; instead it alternated between Protestant and Roman Catholic incumbents. 8 June in the New Style Gregorian calendar adopted by Hanover in 1700. His younger brother, Ernest Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, was Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück from 1715 until 1728. 22 June in the New Style Gregorian calendar adopted by Hanover in 1700. References Lathbury, Thomas (1858). A History of the Book of Common Prayer and Other Books of Authority. Oxford: John Henry and James Parker. p. 430. "George I. remained a Lutheran as long as he lived, and had his German chaplain; but he conformed on some occasions with the Church of England. George II. was in the same position. Though Lutherans, they exercised acts of supremacy in the Church of England; and the common opinion was, that there was no opposition between the views of the two Churches" Huberty, Michel; Giraud, Alain; Magdelaine, F. et B. (1981). L'Allemagne Dynastique, Tome III (in French). Le Perreux: Alain Giraud. p. 85. ISBN 978-2-901138-03-7. Weir, Alison (1996). Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy, Revised edition. Random House. pp. 272–276. ISBN 978-0-7126-7448-5. Hatton, Ragnhild (1978). George I: Elector and King. London: Thames and Hudson. pp. 26–28. ISBN 978-0-500-25060-0. Hatton, p. 29 Hatton, p. 34 Hatton, p. 30 Hatton, pp. 36, 42 Hatton, pp. 43–46 Hatton, pp. 51–61 Farquhar, Michael (2001). A Treasury of Royal Scandals. New York: Penguin Books. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-7394-2025-6. Hatton, pp. 60–64 Schemmel, B. "Hanover". rulers.org. Retrieved 21 August 2007. Schama, Simon (2001). A History of Britain – The British Wars 1603–1776. BBC Worldwide Ltd. p. 336. 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Portraits of King George I at the National Portrait Gallery, London Edit this at Wikidata George I of Great Britain House of Hanover Cadet branch of the House of Welf Born: 28 May 1660 Died: 11 June 1727 Regnal titles Preceded by Ernest Augustus Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Calenberg) Elector-designate of Hanover 23 January 1698 – 28 August 1705 Inherited Brunswick-Lüneburg-Celle Preceded by Himself as Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Calenberg) George William as Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Celle Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg Elector-designate of Hanover 28 August 1705 – 7 September 1708 Title of elector recognised New title Elector of Hanover 7 September 1708 – 11 June 1727 Succeeded by George II Preceded by Anne King of Great Britain and Ireland 1 August 1714 – 11 June 1727 vte English, Scottish and British monarchs Monarchs of England until 1603 Monarchs of Scotland until 1603 Alfred the Great Edward the Elder Ælfweard Æthelstan Edmund I Eadred Eadwig Edgar the Peaceful Edward the Martyr Æthelred the Unready Sweyn Edmund II Cnut Harold I Harthacnut Edward the Confessor Harold II Edgar Ætheling William I William II Henry I Stephen Matilda Henry II Henry the Young King Richard I John Henry III Edward I Edward II Edward III Richard II Henry IV Henry V Henry VI Edward IV Edward V Richard III Henry VII Henry VIII Edward VI Jane Mary I and Philip Elizabeth I Kenneth I MacAlpin Donald I Constantine I Áed Giric Eochaid Donald II Constantine II Malcolm I Indulf Dub Cuilén Amlaíb Kenneth II Constantine III Kenneth III Malcolm II Duncan I Macbeth Lulach Malcolm III Donald III Duncan II Donald III Edgar Alexander I David I Malcolm IV William I Alexander II Alexander III Margaret of Norway John Balliol Robert I David II Edward Balliol Robert II Robert III James I James II James III James IV James V Mary I James VI Monarchs of England and Scotland after the Union of the Crowns from 1603 James VI and I Charles I Charles II James II and VII William III and II and Mary II Anne British monarchs after the Acts of Union 1707 Anne George I George II George III George IV William IV Victoria Edward VII George V Edward VIII George VI Elizabeth II Debatable or disputed rulers are in italics. vte Rulers of Hanover Electors of Hanover Ernest Augustus I (Elector-designate) George I Louis* George II* George III* Kings of Hanover George III* George IV* William* Ernest Augustus II George V * also British monarch vte Kingdom of Great Britain History Union of 1707 Great Britain in the Seven Years' War Whig plots Jacobitism Jacobite risings War of Jenkins' Ear French and Indian War Boston Massacre American Revolutionary War Anglo-Dutch War (1780–1784) French Revolutionary Wars Panic of 1796–97 Union of 1801 British Agricultural Revolution Scottish Agricultural Revolution Financial Revolution Floral Badge of Great Britain Royal houses Stuart Anne Hanover George I George II George III Politics Parliament House of Lords House of Commons List of Parliaments Acts of Parliament: 1707–1719 1720–1739 1740–1759 1760–1779 1780–1800 Elections: 1708 1710 1713 1715 1722 1727 1734 1741 1747 1754 1761 1768 1774 1780 1784 1790 1796 Monarchy Peers Privy Council Prime Minister list Whigs Tories Whig Junto Patriot Whigs Kit-Cat Club Geography Great Britain England Scotland Wales Architecture Queen Anne Georgian Literature Periodicals Romantic literature in English Romanticism in Scotland Scottish 18th-century literature Blue Stockings Society Other East India Company British Empire Longitude prize Window tax Proclamation of Rebellion South Sea Company Speenhamland system Symbols Flag Royal arms 1723 This article is about the year 1723. 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June 26: Baku surrenders to the Russians 1723 (MDCCXXIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1723rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 723rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 23rd year of the 18th century, and the 4th year of the 1720s decade. As of the start of 1723, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. Events January–June February 16 – Louis XV of France attains his majority.[1] March 9 – The Mapuche Uprising of 1723 begins in Chile. July–December June 26 – Russo-Persian War: Baku surrenders to the Russians. July 12 – Christian von Wolff holds a lecture for students and the magistrates at the end of his term as a rector,[2] as a result of which he is banned from Prussia, on a charge of atheism. August – The Peterhof Palace opens just outside Saint Petersburg, Russia. September 1 – The Treaty of St. Petersburg is signed in Russia. September 14 – Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena lays down the first stone of Fort Manoel in Malta. November 23 – The Province of Carolina incorporates New Bern as Newbern (the town later becomes the capital of North Carolina). December 26 – Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40, by Johann Sebastian Bach, is first performed in Leipzig. Date unknown The Province of Carolina incorporates Beaufort, North Carolina, as the Port of Beaufort, making it the third incorporated town in the province. The Four Seasons, a set of violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, is composed. Births January 5 – Nicole-Reine Lepaute, French astronomer, mathematician (d. 1788) January 12 – Samuel Langdon, American President of Harvard University (d. 1797) January 31 – Petronella Johanna de Timmerman, Dutch poet, scientist (d. 1786) February 15 – John Witherspoon, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1794) February 17 – Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (d. 1761) February 21 – Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808) February 23 – Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791) March 22 – Charles Carroll, American lawyer, Continental Congressman (d. 1783) March 25 – Catharina Mulder, Dutch organist (d. 1798) March 31 – King Frederick V of Denmark (d. 1766) April 5 – Catherine Charlotte De la Gardie, Swedish countess (d. 1763) April 20 – Cornelius Harnett, American Continental Congressman (d. 1781) April 30 – Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (d. 1806) June 3 – Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born physician, naturalist (d. 1788) June 11 – Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer (d. 1788) Adam Smith June 16 – (baptised) Adam Smith, Scottish economist, philosopher (d. 1790) June 20 Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher, historian (d. 1816) Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian (d. 1808) July 1 – Pedro Rodríguez, Count of Campomanes, Spanish statesman, writer (d. 1802) July 10 – William Blackstone, English jurist (d. 1780) July 11 – Jean-François Marmontel, French historian, writer (d. 1799) July 16 – Sir Joshua Reynolds, English painter (d. 1792) September 11 – Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educational reformer (d. 1790) October 4 – Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (d. 1798) October 11 – Hedvig Strömfelt, Swedish psalm writer (d. 1766) November 8 – John Byron, English admiral (d. 1786) November 30 – William Livingston, American politician, journalist (d. 1790) December 22 – Carl Friedrich Abel, German composer (d. 1787) December 26 – Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807) Date unknown – Carl Albert von Lespilliez, German draftsman, architect and printmaker (d. 1796) Eva Merthen, Finnish political activist (d. 1811) Deaths January 14 – Charles Henri, Prince of Commercy (b. 1649) February 23 – Anne Henriette of Bavaria, Duchess of Guise (b. 1648) Christopher Wren February 25 – Sir Christopher Wren, English architect, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1632) February 26 – Thomas d'Urfey, English writer (b. 1653) March 13 – René Auguste Constantin de Renneville, French writer (b. 1650) March 15 – Johann Christian Günther, German poet (b. 1695) March 30 – Filippo Bonanni, Italian Jesuit scholar (b. 1638) March 31 – Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (b. 1661) April 5 – Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect (b. 1656) April 11 – John Robinson, English diplomat (b. 1650) May 2 – Christopher of Baden-Durlach, German prince (b. 1684) May 11 – Jean Galbert de Campistron, French dramatist (b. 1656) May 12 – Johannes Voorhout, Dutch painter (b. 1647) May 29 – Jean de La Chapelle, French writer and dramatist (b. 1651) June 4 – Léopold Clément, Hereditary Prince of Lorraine, French prince (b. 1707) June 8 – Isaac Chayyim Cantarini, Italian rabbi (b. 1644) June 14 – Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford, English politician (b. 1644) July 14 – Claude Fleury, French historian (b. 1640) July 26 – Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1660) July 28 – Mariana Alcoforado, Portuguese nun (b. 1640) August 4 – William Fleetwood, Anglican bishop (b. 1656) August 10 – Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal, statesman (b. 1656) August 14 – Edward Northey (barrister), British barrister and politician (b. 1652) August 17 – Joseph Bingham, English scholar (b. 1668) August 21 – Dimitrie Cantemir, Moldavian linguist and scholar (b. 1673) August 23 – Increase Mather, American Puritan minister (b. 1639) Antonie van Leeuwenhoek August 26 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch scientist (b. 1632) September 19 – Robert Sutton, 2nd Baron Lexinton, English diplomat (b. 1662) October 1 – Frédéric Maurice Casimir de La Tour d'Auvergne, French prince (b. 1702) October 10 – William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, Lord Chancellor of England (b. c. 1665) October 13 – Praskovia Saltykova, Russian tsarina (b. 1664) October 19 – Godfrey Kneller, German-born artist (b. 1646) October 28 – Christopher Vane, 1st Baron Barnard, English politician and peer (b. 1653) October 31 – Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1642) November 19 – Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and statesman (b. 1632) December 1 – Susanna Centlivre, English dramatist, actress (b. 1669) December 2 – Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, regent of France (b. 1674) December 7 – Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (b. 1677) December 20 – Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician, botanist (b. 1652) References "Historical Events for Year 1723 | OnThisDay.com". Historyorb.com. Retrieved June 30, 2016. Wolf, C. (1985). Michael Albrecht (ed.). Oratio de Sinarum philosophia practica/Rede über die praktische Philosophie der Chinesen. Philosophische Bibliothek (in German). Hamburg, Germany: Felix Meiner Verlag. p. XXXIX. Condition: In Good Condition for its age almost 300 years old, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom, Year of Issue: 1723, Denomination: Shilling, Collections/ Bulk Lots: 1723 Shilling, Era: Early Milled (c.1662-1816)

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