Windsor, George VI King of The United Kingdom

Male 1895 - 1952  (56 years)


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  • Name Windsor, George VI 
    Suffix King of The United Kingdom 
    Born 14 Dec 1895  York Cottage Sandringham Norfolk England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Feb 1952  Sandringham Norfolk England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9174  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Father Windsor, George V King of The United Kingdom,   b. 3 Jun 1865, Marlborough House London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1936, Sandringham Norfolk England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Teck, Mary Prinzessin von,   b. 26 May 1867, Kensington Palace London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1953, Marlborough House London England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1893  Chapel Royal, St. James Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bowes-Lyon, Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite,   b. 4 Aug 1900, St Pauls Walden Hertfordshire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 2002, Royal Lodge Windsor Berkshire England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1923  Westminster Abbey London England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Windsor, Elizabeth II Queen of United Kingdom
     2. Windsor, Margaret Rose Princess of The United Kingdom,   b. 21 Aug 1930, Glamis Castle Glamis Angus Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2002  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F6456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    George VI Windsor
    George VI Windsor

  • Notes 
    • George VI Windsor King of the United Kingdom was baptised with the name of Albert Frederick Arthur George Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
      He was educated at Royal Naval College Osborne Isle of Wight England.
      He was educated at Royal Naval College Dartmouth Devon England.
      He gained the rank of Midshipman in 1913 in the service of the Royal Navy.
      He was invested as a Knight Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1916.
      He gained the rank of Acting Lieutenant in 1916.
      He fought in the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 for which he was mentioned in despatches.
      On 1917 his name was legally changed to Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor.
      He gained the rank of Lieutenant in 1918.
      He gained the rank of Commander in 1920.
      He was created Earl of Inverness on 3 June 1920.
      He was created 1st Duke of York [U.K.] on 3 June 1920.
      He was created Baron Killarney on 3 June 1920.
      He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1921.
      He was invested as a Knight Order of the Thistle (K.T.) in 1923.
      He gained the rank of Captain in 1925.
      He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1925.
      He gained the rank of Admiral in 1926.
      He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross Order of St. Michael and St. George (G.C.M.G.) in 1926.
      He was decorated with the award of Royal Victorian Chain in 1927.
      He gained the rank of Vice-Admiral in 1936.
      He was invested as a Knight Order of St. Patrick (K.P.) in 1936.
      He gained the title of HM King George VI of the United Kingdom on 10 December 1936. He gained the rank of Admiral of the Fleet on 11 December 1936.
      He was crowned King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India on 12 May 1937 at Westminster Abbey Westminster London England and styled 'By the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King Defender of the Failth Emperor of India.
      He abdicated as Emperor of India on 22 June 1948


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