King George III
Person Born 24/5/1738 Died 29/1/1820
Born in St James's Square (not the public garden, one of the houses, obviously). Crowned in 1760, the first monarch since Queen Anne to be truly British. It was during his rule that many of the American colonies were lost in the American Revolutionary War. Later in life suffered from an intermittent congenital illness which made him eventually too mad to rule and his eldest son ruled as Prince Regent, becoming George IV on his father's death, at Windsor. His consort was Queen Charlotte.
Was it during one of his mad fits that George III declared chimney sweeps "lucky"?
NY Times story about the recreation of a Manhatten statue of George III that was toppled in 1776.