George V of the United Kingdom

George V of the United Kingdom

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George V of the United Kingdom

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

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Full name at birth
George Frederick Ernest Albert Wettin
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King of England, Queen Victoria's grandson
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Date of birth
3 June 1865
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Place of birth
Marlborough House, Westminster, Middlesex, London, England, UK
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Date of death
20 January 1936
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Age
70 (age at death)
Place of death
Sandringham House, Norfolk, London, England, United Kingdom
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Resting place
28 January 1936 St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
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King of England, Prince of Wales
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5' 6" (168 cm)
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  • His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape.
  • In 1917, he became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment.
  • He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar (mass assembly at Coronation Park, Delhi, India, to mark the coronation of a King and Queen of the United Kingdom)

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