Edward VII

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Date of Birth November 9, 1841
Place of Birth England
Date of Death May 6, 1910 (68)
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Edward VII

Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910. The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. He was Prince of Wales and heir apparent to the British throne for almost 60 years. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power, and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties, and represented Britain on visits abroad. His tours of North America in 1860 and the Indian subcontinent in 1875 were popular successes, but despite public approval, his reputation as a playboy prince soured his relationship with his mother. As king, Edward played a role in the modernisation of the British Home Fleet and the reorganisation of the British Army after the Second Boer War.

Imperial Durbar: 1 January 1903
Predecessor: Victoria
Successor: George V
Born: November 9, 1841, Buckingham Palace, London
Died: May 6, 1910, Buckingham Palace, London
Burial: 20 May 1910, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire
Issue, Detail: Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, George V, Louise, Princess Royal, Princess Victoria, Maud, Queen of Norway, Prince Alexander John of Wales
House: Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father: Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Mother: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom

About Edward VII

Born Albert Edward and later known as both Emperor of India and King of the United Kingdom, this late 19th-century English royal played a key role in re-organizing both the British Army and the British Home Fleet.

Before Fame

Before ascending to the throne, he studied at the University of Edinburgh; Christ Church, Oxford; and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Achievement

He attained some degree of infamy for his playboy ways; throughout his marriage, he had mistresses and frequented brothels.

Family Life

He was the second child born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. His marriage to Princess Alexandra of Denmark resulted in six children, including George V and Maud, Queen of Norway.

Associations

In his early years, he traveled to the United States and stayed for several days in the James Buchanan White House.

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