Edward VIII

King of Great Britain Edward VIII Full Name: Edward VIII [Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor]
Nationality: British

Profession: King of Great Britain
Why Famous: A popular Prince of Wales, but courted controversy with his affair with American divorcee Wallis Simpson, which culminated with him abdicating the throne in favour of his younger brother, so that he could marry Wallis. Reputed to have pro-Nazi sympathies.

Born: June 23, 1894
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Surrey, England

Died: May 28, 1972 (aged 77)

Married Life

  • 1937-06-03 Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) weds Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France

Historical Events in the Life of Edward VIII

  • 1936-01-20 Edward VIII succeeds British king George V
  • 1936-12-10 Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI
  • 1936-12-10 Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
  • 1936-12-11 Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

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