Person:George V of the United Kingdom (1)

Facts and Events
Name George V of the United Kingdom
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 Jun 1865 Marlborough House, Westminster, London, England
Death[1] 20 Jan 1936 Sandringham House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Burial[1] St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England


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George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 186520 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death.

George was a grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. From 1877 to 1891, he served in the Royal Navy. On the death of Victoria in 1901, George's father became King Edward VII, and George was made Prince of Wales. On his father's death in 1910, he succeeded as King-Emperor of the British Empire. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar.

As a result of the First World War (1914–18), most other European empires fell while the British Empire expanded to its greatest effective extent. In 1917, George 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. His 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. In 1924 he appointed the first Labour ministry and in 1931 the Statute of Westminster recognised the dominions of the Empire as separate, independent states within the Commonwealth of Nations. He was plagued by illness throughout much of his later reign and at his death was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 George V of the United Kingdom, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   George V, in Find A Grave.
Succession of Monarchs of the United Kingdom
Victoria

1837-1901
as Queen of the United Kingdom
and
Empress of India

1876-1901
his grandmother

Edward VII

1901-1910
his father

King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions

1910-1927
title changed
King of Great Britain, Ireland and of the British Dominions
1927-1936
Emperor of India
1910-1936

Edward VIII

1936
his eldest son

George VI

1936-1952
(No longer Emperor after 1947)
his second son


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