George V

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Date of Birth June 3, 1865
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Jan 20, 1936 (70)
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George V

George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. Born during the reign of his grandmother Queen Victoria, George was third in the line of succession behind his father, Prince Albert Edward, and his own elder brother, Prince Albert Victor. From 1877 to 1891, George served in the Royal Navy, until the unexpected death of his elder brother in early 1892 put him directly in line for the throne. On the death of his grandmother in 1901, George's father ascended the throne as Edward VII, and George was created Prince of Wales. He became king-emperor on his father's death in 1910. George V's reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. The Parliament Act 1911 established the supremacy of the elected British House of Commons over the unelected House of Lords.

Imperial Durbar: 12 December 1911
Predecessor: Edward VII
Successor: Edward VIII
Born: June 3, 1865, Marlborough House, London, England
Died: January 20, 1936, Sandringham House, Norfolk, England
Burial: 28 January 1936, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Issue, Detail: Edward VIII, George VI, Mary, Princess Royal, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Prince George, Duke of Kent, Prince John
House: Windsor (from 1917), Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (until 1917)
Father: Edward VII
Mother: Alexandra of Denmark
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About George V

British monarch who served from 1910 until 1936 as both Emperor of India and King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions. He was the son of King Edward VII and the grandson of Queen Victoria of England. He was the first ruler of the House of Windsor.

Before Fame

With two older brothers, he was not expected to become king, and he spent much of his younger life dedicated to a career in the the Royal Navy.

Achievement

While stationed with the Royal Navy in Malta, the young George fell in love with his cousin, Marie of Edinburgh, who later refused his offer of marriage.

Family Life

His marriage to Mary ("May") of Teck was a happy one that resulted in six children. The couple's two oldest sons, Edward VIII and George VI, both became Kings of England.

Associations

His oldest son, Edward VIII, gave up the throne to marry an American-born divorcee.

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