Victoria (Hannover) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Alexandrina Victoria (Hannover) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1819 - 1901)

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Queen Alexandrina Victoria (Victoria) "Empress of India" of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland formerly Hannover aka Hanover, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Born in Kensington Palace, London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in St James's Palace, London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Osborne House, nr. Cowes, Isle of Wight, Englandmap
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Categories: City of Westminster | This Day In History May 24 | This Day In History January 22 | House of Hanover | House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Preceded by
William IV
Queen of the United Kingdom
20 June 1837 - 22 January 1901
Succeeded by
Edward VII
Title Created
1 May 1876
Empress of India
1 May 1876 - 22 January 1901
Succeeded by
Edward VII
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Biography

Queen Victoria was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. From 1 May 1876 on she was also the Empress of India. Queen Victoria was the last British monarch from the House of Hanover.[1]

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The House of Hanover crest.
Victoria (Hannover) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is a member of the House of Hanover.
The House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha crest.
Victoria (Hannover) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is a member of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Born 24 May 1819 at Kensington Palace in London, Victoria was the only child of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, and his wife, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, though she had two half-siblings, a half-brother and a half-sister, Feodore.[1] Feodore was a close companion.[citation needed] Prince Edward died when Victoria was only 8 months old, leaving her to be shaped in the care of her mother and governess.[1]

Not long after turning 12, Victoria began a detailed and highly characteristic journal that she kept throughout her life.[1] She also enjoyed drawing and painting, which she did throughout her life.[1]

Victoria was known for her feisty character, lively nature, and her short stature.[1] She stood only 4 feet 11 inches tall as an adult.[1]

Queen Victoria

Despite being fifth in line when she was born, Victoria inherited the throne at age 18, after her father's three older brothers had died with no legitimate surviving children.[1]

The early years of Victoria's reign were influenced by Lord Melbourne, who was the prime minister at the time, and later became a dear friend as well as political adviser.[1]

Queen Victoria's reign oversaw major progress through the United Kingdom, notably the rail system and London Underground, as well as in other areas of science and industry, including the sewer system.[1]

The United Kingdom under Victoria doubled in size, adding Canada, Australia, India, countries in Africa, and in the South Pacific.[1]

Wife and Mother

Victoria married her cousin, Prince Albert, son of her mother's brother, in 1840.[1] Because she was queen, Albert was not permitted to propose to her, so she was the one to do so on October 15th, 1839.[1] His German heritage made him a difficult adjustment with her subjects, but they eventually accepted him as they saw her love and devotion to him as well as his devotion to their country.[1] Despite passionately disagreeing on many subjects, they two were wholly devoted to each other and Albert's early death would shape Victoria's image and reign in a way neither would have anticipated.[1] Following his death from typhoid fever, Victoria went into a 25-year mourning period, noted by her black attire throughout those years.[1]

Albert and Victoria had nine children together, despite the fact that Victoria hated being pregnant and feared childbirth.[1] She loved her children dearly once they arrived, though, and was a devoted mother.[1] Their children's marriages and their children united a large portion of European ruling families together through marriage.[1]

Later Years

Once Queen Victoria was able to emerge from the grief of her loss of Albert, she found a dear friend in John Brown.[1] Many have made assumptions about the relationship, and there are some murky waters left from her daughter Beatrice destroying some of her journals which likely pointed to a more intimate relationship than the public was allowed to know about, but there is no doubt she valued her relationship with John and he with her.[1] She called her Scottish companion her "dearest friend" while others referred to him as the "Queen's Stallion."[1]

Legacy

Queen Victoria died 22 January 1901, at the age of 81.[1] She reigned for 63 years, 7 months, and 2 days, making her the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in history, until the later reign of her great great granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.[1]

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Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

Portrait of Queen Victoria, by Thomas Sully
Portrait of Queen Victoria, by Thomas Sully

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The Queen at her Diamond Jubilee

Victoria's Crowning
Victoria's Crowning

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On 12 Dec 2018 at 17:31 GMT Marlana Shears wrote:

17th cousins twice removed. Very Awesome.

On 27 Nov 2018 at 23:57 GMT Kenneth Leverett wrote:

My third GGF, Johnson P Leverett is 20 degree decendant of Queen Victoria.

Does that make me 23 degree decendant? I am not sure how the line of decendany works. Kenneth Ray Leverett

On 24 Nov 2018 at 05:48 GMT Dawie Smit wrote:

I am 22 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 18 Nov 2018 at 18:01 GMT Rebecca (East) Herrin wrote:

14th cousin 9 times removed...hmm interesting

On 6 Nov 2018 at 02:32 GMT Mary Lou (Vincent) Humphrey wrote:

I am 21 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. We are 11th cousins five times removed.

On 4 Nov 2018 at 19:14 GMT Sarah Armstrong wrote:

23 degrees from Victoria. Interesting.

On 12 Oct 2018 at 15:55 GMT Judy Webster ms wrote:

I am 24 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 10 Oct 2018 at 18:33 GMT Corey Smith wrote:

I am 16 degrees from Victoria Hannover, Queen of England

On 25 Sep 2018 at 14:20 GMT Amber (Pike) Boicourt wrote:

WikiTree relationship finder says that we are 19th cousins 6 times removed. Fun (:

On 3 Sep 2018 at 17:25 GMT Star Clark wrote:

I'm also 22 degrees from Queen Victoria.

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Victoria is 27 degrees from Rosa Parks and 19 degrees from Anne Tichborne on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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