George VI (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) Windsor

Albert Frederick Arthur George (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) Windsor (1895 - 1952)

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Albert Frederick Arthur George (George VI) "King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions" Windsor formerly Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
Born in York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 26 Apr 1923 in Westminster Abbey, London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Father of [private daughter (1920s - unknown)] and
Died in Sandringham, Norfolk, Englandmap
Profile last modified 22 May 2020 | Created 7 Sep 2012 | Last significant change: 22 May 2020
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Preceded by
Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions
11 December 1936 - 6 February 1952
Succeeded by
Elizabeth II
Preceded by
Edward VIII
Emperor of India
11 December 1936 - 15 August 1947
Succeeded by
none

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Biography

The House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha crest.
George VI (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) Windsor is a member of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
The House of Windsor crest.
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
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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.

Birth

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.

Education

He was educated at Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, England.
He was educated at Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, England..[1]

Military Service

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.[2]

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. [2]

Marriage

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. [2]

Death

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.[1]

Burial

He was buried on 11 March 1952. [2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia: George VI
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Peerage: George VI


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Saxe-Goburg-Gotha-1 and Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha-4 appear to represent the same person because: Saxe-Goberg-Gotha-1 incorrectly spelled surname
posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
It seems ridiculous to have living very well known publuc figures in private mode...I think we all know who they are ! Unless you know something the rest of the world does not ??????
posted by Sandra (Bailey) Green
In the last week, since the wedding, the Windsor-1 family tree has been put under Privacy restrictions. This recent action needs to be reversed. The Royal family tree is very public and absolutely NO secret. By Wikitree cloaking the living Royals under the Privacy restrictions, it only harms Wikitreers because the living Royals lineages are already in the Public Domain. Please let's get the King's daughter Queen ElizabethII and her spouse Prince Phillip connected again.
I remember the day the King died. We were still in primary school which was where we heard the news. Most of us wept which seems very odd nowadays. It is hard to explain just how important he was to us (from the newsreels I suppose) and I daresay it was because of the war. Churchill was the war leader but the King was the "father". Playtime was very sober that day.
posted by C. Mackinnon

George VI is 18 degrees from Donald Howard, 9 degrees from Julia Howe and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.