George VI (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) Windsor is a member of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
George VI (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) Windsor is a member of the House of Windsor.
George VI (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) Windsor served for the United Kingdom in World War I Service started: Unit(s): Service ended:
In 1917 his name was legally changed to Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor. 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 Faith, Emperor of India.' He abdicated as Emperor of India on 22 June 1948.
Albert Frederick Arthur George Saxe-Coburg and Gotha at birth, (George VI Windsor, King of the United Kingdom) was born on 14 December 1895 at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England. He was the son of George V Windsor, King of the United Kingdom and Mary Prinzessin von Teck.
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 gained the rank of Acting Lieutenant in 1916.
He gained the rank of Lieutenant in 1918
He gained the rank of Commander in 1920.
He gained the rank of Captain in 1925.
He gained the rank of Admiral in 1926.
He gained the rank of Vice-Admiral in 1936
He gained the rank of Admiral of the Fleet on 11 December 1936.
Titles, Honours and Offices
He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1916.
He fought in the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916, for which he was mentioned in despatches.
He was created 1st Baron Killarney [U.K.] on 3 June 1920.
He was created 1st Earl of Inverness [U.K.] on 3 June 1920.
He was created 1st Duke of York [U.K.] 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 was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1925.
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 the Royal Victorian Chain in 1927.
He was invested as a Knight, Order of St. Patrick (K.P.) in 1936.
He succeeded to the title of HM King George VI of the United Kingdom on 11 December 1936. 
He married Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, daughter of Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Nina Cecilie Cavendish-Bentinck, on 26 April 1923 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England. 
On the morning of 6 February 1952, George VI was found dead in bed at Sandringham House in Norfolk. He had died from a coronary thrombosis in his sleep at the age of 56.
H. C. G. Matthew, ‘George VI (1895–1952)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2014 accessed 10 April 2017. This is a subscription site but access is free to readers of British libraries whose library subscribes.