Queen Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
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N 35° 13.277 W 080° 56.649
17S E 505082 N 3897584
Quick Description: Located at the entrance (or exit if you're arriving) to Charlotte Douglass International Airport. She is the namesake of the city, and the reason Charlotte is called the Queen City.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 7:48:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM236Z
Queen Charlotte, (née Duchess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; 19 May 1744 – 17 November 1818) was the queen consort of George III of the United Kingdom (1738–1820). She is the grandmother of Queen Victoria, and the great-great-great-great grandmother of the current Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II.
Queen Charlotte was a patroness of the arts, known to Johann Christian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, among others. She was also an amateur botanist who helped establish Kew Gardens. George III and Queen Charlotte had 15 children, 13 of whom survived to adulthood.
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