Person:George V of the United Kingdom (1)

George V of the United Kingdom _____
Facts and Events
Name George V of the United Kingdom _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 Jun 1865 Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandMarlborough House
Marriage to Mary of Teck
Death[1] 20 Jan 1936 Sandringham, Norfolk, EnglandSandringham House
Burial[1] Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandSt. George's Chapel
Reference Number? Q269412?

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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.

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. As a result of the First World War (1914–1918), the empires of his first cousins Nicholas II of Russia and Wilhelm II of Germany 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. 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 had smoking-related health problems throughout much of his later reign and at his death was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 George V of the United Kingdom, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   George V, in Find A Grave.
Succession of Monarchs of the United Kingdom

as Queen of the United Kingdom
Empress of India

his grandmother

Edward VII

his father

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

title changed
King of Great Britain, Ireland and of the British Dominions
Emperor of India

Edward VIII

his eldest son

George VI

(No longer Emperor after 1947)
his second son

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