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King George VI

British royalty, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936-52), Emperor of India (1936-47), King of Ireland (1936-49), Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Killarney (1920-1936). He ascended to the British Throne after his brother, King Edward VIII, abdicated in the face of opposition to his proposed marriage to American divorcee Wallis Simpson.


Biographical fast facts

Full or original name at birth: Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor

Date, time and place of birth: December 14, 1895, at 3:05 a.m., York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England

Date, place and cause of death: February 6, 1952, Sandringham House, Norfolk, England (Coronary thrombosis / Lung cancer)

Marriage
Wife: Queen Elizabeth (m. April 26, 1923 - February 6, 1952) (his death)
Wedding took place at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.

Children
Daughters: Queen Elizabeth II (b. April 21, 1926, at 2:40 a.m., at 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, England)
Princess Margaret (b. August 21, 1930, at 9:22 p.m., Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland - d. February 9, 2002, at 6:30 a.m., at King Edward VII Hospital, London, England, of a stroke / heart ailment)

Parents
Father: King George V
Mother: Queen Mary

Burial site: St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England


Sources

The most in-depth of more than three dozen sources consulted in preparing this profile:
King Edward VIII: A Biography, by Philip Ziegler (1990)
The Windsor Story, by J. Bryan III and J.V. Murphy (1979)
Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor, by Robert Lacey (1977)
The Reluctant King: The Life and Reign of George VI, by Sarah Bradford (1989)
Elizabeth and Philip: The Untold Story of the Queen of England and her Prince, by Charles Higham, and Roy Moseley (1991)


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