King George III

Portrait by Allan Ramsay, c. 1761—62

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BORN:
4 June 1738 in London, England
  DIED:
29 January 1820 at Windsor, Berkshire, England

           

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George III (George William Frederick; 1738 – 1820) Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.

 

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I set out on this ground, which I suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living; that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it. This, with its echo of the Declaration (self-evident) was Jefferson at his most terse. Except for the phrase in usufruct — a legalism meaning the right to use property for a certain time — Jefferson’s words could be chiseled in stone, or shouted on the hustings.

Richard Brookhiser
James Madison (2011)