George V Biography

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.

George was a grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the first cousin of both 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, 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
George V
Full Name:
George Frederick Ernest Albert
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Religion:
Church of England
Date of Birth:
June 3, 1865
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
January 20, 1936
Age at Death:
70
Cause of Death:
Euthanasia
Marriages
  • 1893-07-06
    British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace
George V Timeline
  • 1910-05-06
    George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
  • 1911-06-22
    King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.
  • 1913-06-04
    Suffragette Emily Davison steps in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby
  • 1917-05-11
    King George V grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand
  • 1917-06-04
    Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WW1
  • 1917-07-17
    Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor
  • 1921-06-06
    Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
  • 1932-12-25
    During King George V's Christmas dinner speech his chair collapes
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