King George VI – King of England

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.

Known as Albert until his accession, George VI was born in the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria, and was named after his great-grandfather Albert, Prince Consort. As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward. He attended naval college as a teenager, and served in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force during the First World War. In 1920, he was made Duke of York. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923 and they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. In the mid-1920s, he had speech therapy for a stammer, which he never fully overcame.

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Name(s):
      Albert Frederick Arthur George
      AKA King George VI
Occupation:
      King of England
Birth:
      December 14th 1895
      York Cottage,
      Sandringham House,
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
Death:
      February 6th 1952
      Sandringham House,
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
Spouse:
      Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Children:
      Elizabeth II
      Princess Margaret


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