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Biography

George VI of the United Kingdom, King of the United Kingdom, was born 14 December 1895 in York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom to George V of the United Kingdom (1865-1936) and Victoria Mary of Teck (1867-1953) and died 6 February 1952 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom of lung cancer. He married Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (1900-2002) 26 April 1923 in Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Gustav I of Sweden (1496-1560), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Rurik (c832-879), Johan Willem Friso van Nassau-Dietz (1687-1711). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Poland, France, Sweden, Scotland, England, Belgium, Spain, Geneva, the Netherlands, Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Prussia, Bohemia, Byzantium, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Byzantine Empire, Croatia, Romania, Israel, Ireland.


George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 18956 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India (until 1947) and the last King of Ireland (until 1949).

As the second son of George V of the United Kingdom (1865-1936), he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward. He served in the Royal Navy during World War I, and after the war took on the usual round of public engagements. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth (who succeeded him as Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret.



Children


Offspring of George VI of the United Kingdom and Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (1900-2002)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (1926) 21 April 1926 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921)

Margaret Rose of the United Kingdom (1930-2002) 21 August 1930 Glamis, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom 9 February 2002 Marylebone, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930)



Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (1926)


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