Name: King George VI Albert Frederick Arthur WINDSOR GEORGE VI OF THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR
Title: King of England
Birth: 14 DEC 1895 in 'York Cottage', Sandringham, Norfolk, England. 1
Death: 6 FEB 1952 in 'Sandringham House', Sandringham, Norfolk, England 1
Burial: 11 MAR 1952 St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle 1
Occupation: Reigned as King of England 1936 - 1952
George VI was a popular and much loved figure, who was given great support and encouragement by his consort, who,
after his death became Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. He was Buried at Windsor in St George's Chapel. HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother was buried beside him in 2002.
George VI Albert Frederick Arthur Windsor, King of the United Kingdom was the son of George V Frederick Ernest Albert Windsor, King of the United Kingdom and Mary Prinzessin von Teck. He married Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, daughter of Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Nina Cecilie Cavendish-Bentinck.
George VI Albert Frederick Arthur Windsor, King of the United Kingdom was baptised with the name of Albert Frederick Arthur George Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He was educated in Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, England. He was educated in 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 dispatches. 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 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 in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, 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.3,6' He abdicated as Emperor of India on 22 June 1948. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Children of George VI Albert Frederick Arthur Windsor, King of the United Kingdom and Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon
Elizabeth II Alexandra Mary Windsor, Queen of the United Kingdom+ b. 21 Apr 1926
Margaret Rose Windsor, Princess of the United Kingdom+ b. 21 Aug 1930, d. 9 Feb 2002
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(2) Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co.,1987), page 171/72.
(3) Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page cxxxix.
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(5) G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 926.
(6) C.F.J. Hankinson, editor, DeBretts Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, 147th year (London, U.K.: Odhams Press, 1949), pages 21 and 22.
(7) Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference 'George VI, 1895-1952.
Father: King GEORGE V 'DUKE OF YORK' OF THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR b: 3 JUN 1865 in Marlborough House, London, England
Mother: Mary , Princess of Teck 'Queen Mary of England' of TECK b: Abt 1860 in of Teck
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite, Lady 'HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother' BOWES-LYON b: 4 AUG 1900 in England
26 APR 1923
in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England 1
- Elizabeth II , Alexandra Mary ELIZABETH II OF THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR
- Margaret Rose 'Princess of England' WINDSOR b: 21 AUG 1930 in Glamis Castle, Glamis, Angus, Scotland.
- Author: thePeerage.com compiled by Darryl Lundy of Wellington, New Zealand
is a genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe