George V

King of the United Kingdom George V

Full Name: George Frederick Ernest Albert
Profession: King of the United Kingdom


Why Famous: King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. While most other European empires fell after the First World War, the British Empire expanded to its greatest effective extent. He was succeeded by his son, George VI, following his death.

Born: June 3, 1865
Birthplace: London, England
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: January 20, 1936 (aged 70)

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Married Life

  • 1893-07-06 British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace

Events in the Life of George V

  • 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 dies after throwing herself in front of King George V's horse Anmer during running of the Derby at Epsom
  • 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 WWI
  • 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.
  • 1930-05-09 John Masefield is appointed British Poet Laureate by King George V
  • 1932-12-25 During King George V's Christmas dinner speech his chair collapes
  • 1935-05-06 British King George V & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee

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