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British Monarchs: George VI (Windsor) 1936-1952


George VI


House: Windsor
Reign: 1936-1952

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895 - 6 February 1952) became the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Emperor of India, upon the unexpected abdication of his brother, Edward VIII. He reigned from 11 December 1936 until his death. As well as being King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the British dominions beyond the seas, George VI was the last Emperor of India (until 1947) and the last King of Ireland (until 1949,
succeeding to that title by the enactment of the External Relations Act, 1936, until its repeal in the Republic of Ireland Act, 1948 when Ireland also left the Commonwealth). He was the third British monarch to use the name Windsor, the name his father had given to his branch of the German royal House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He was king during the Second World War.


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