Person:Victoria of the United Kingdom (1)

     
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
Facts and Events
Name Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
Alt Name Alexandrina Victoria
Gender Female
Birth[1] 24 May 1819 Kensington, Middlesex, EnglandKensington Palace
Death[1] 22 Jan 1901 East Cowes, Isle of Wight, EnglandOsbourne House
Burial[1] 4 Feb 1901 Royal Burial Ground, Windsor, Berkshire, England


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Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 181922 January 1901) was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India.

Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III. Both the Duke of Kent and King George III died in 1820, and Victoria was raised under close supervision by her German-born mother Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She inherited the throne at the age of 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no legitimate, surviving children. The United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy, in which the sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments. Publicly, she became a national icon, and was identified with strict standards of personal morality.

Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the nickname "the grandmother of Europe". After Albert's death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and avoided public appearances. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign, her popularity recovered. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration.

Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history, is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover. Her son and successor, Edward VII, belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the line of his father.

Succession of Monarchs of the United Kingdom
George IV

1820-1830
her uncle

William IV

1830-1837
her uncle

Queen of the United Kingdom

1837-1901

Edward VII

1901-1910
her son

George V

1910-1936
her grandson

New title Empress of India
1876-1901
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Victoria of the United Kingdom, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Queen Victoria, in Find A Grave.
  3.   Victoria Alexandrina Hanover, Queen of the United Kingdom, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.