George VI

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Birthday
14, 1895
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 6, 1952 (56)
Birth Sign
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14, 1895
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 6, 1952 (56)

About

English monarch who ruled from 1936 until 1952. During the 1930s and '40s, he served as the final emperor of British-controlled India. His oldest daughter, Elizabeth II, became Queen of England. 

Before Fame

After training at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, he briefly studied at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Trivia

During his reign, the British Empire dissolved into the Commonwealth of Nations; World War II began and ended; and the United States and the Soviet Union became the world's great powers.

Family Life

Born Albert Frederick Arthur George, he was the younger son of King George V and Mary of Teck. He took the throne after his brother Edward defied royal protocol by marrying an American divorcee.

Associated With

His marriage to Elizabeth the Queen Mother (Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon) resulted in two daughters: Elizabeth II and Margaret.