Date of Birth: 12/16/1895
Place of Birth: York Cottage
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Born December 14, 1895 at York Cottage (Sandringham, Norfolk). He was educated at Osborne and the Royal Naval College in Dortmute; in 1915 became a midshipman in the ship of the Navy "Collingwood", which received the rank of second lieutenant for participation in the Jutland naval battle in 1916. In March 1918 he was transferred to the naval aviation of the Royal Air Force, served as a pilot on the Western Front, reached the title of commander of the unit. After the war, during the year he studied history and economics at Trinity College, Cambridge University. In 1920 he became the Duke of York, April 26, 1923 he married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the daughter of Count Stratmorskogo. The family had two children - 21 April 1926 Princess Elizabeth, and August 21, 1930 - Princess Margaret Rose. In 1924-1925 the Duke and Duchess visited Uganda and Sudan, and in 1927 - Australia and New Zealand.
After the abdication of his brother Edward VIII December 11, 1936 the Duke of York became King George VI; crowned on May 12, 1937. In May and June 1939 the King and Queen traveled to Canada and visited the United States. During the Second World War, the royal couple visited their troops, military enterprises, docks and hospitals across the country. In December 1939 the king arrived at the location of the British army in France, and in June 1943 from the aircraft conducted surveillance of the Allied forces in North Africa. He also traveled to Algiers, Tripoli and Malta. In 1944, George saw the Normandy coast ten days after the landing of Allied troops there; in July it was in the southern part of Italy, and in October - in Belgium and Holland. February 1, 1947 George VI, the Queen and the Princess went by sea from England on a state visit to South Africa. In 1948, the royal couple was planning a trip to New Zealand and Australia, which was postponed due to the deteriorating state of health of the king. At the end of 1951 the king suffered a serious operation. George VI died at Sandringham February 6, 1952
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George VI of, Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor (14/12/1895, York, Sendringhem - 02.06.1952), the King of Great Britain (1949 - King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Admiral of the Fleet and Field Marshal (1936). The son of King George vulgaris Princess Maria von Teck. Until 1936 he held the title of Duke of York. During the 1st World War he served in the Navy, a member of the Jutland battle; state of health was soon declared unfit for service in the Navy. After the war, the pilot received training naval aviation, tightening it took a course Sciences in Cambridge. 26.04.1923 ice married Margaret Elizabeth Angela Bouez-Lyon, the youngest daughter of Claude George Bouez-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn. 12/10/1936 Entry to the throne after the abdication of his brother Edward VIII and took the name George VI (before this was known as Albert). I support the policy of Neville Chamberlain, aimed at the "appeasement" of Germany. In June 1939 the first of the British monarchs performed with great success last visit to the US. After the start of the 2 nd World War in May 1940 Winston Churchill (the purpose of which G. took with discontent) I proposed G. to go to Canada, but he flatly refused, saying that he would remain with the people, and even in the case of the occupation of England was planning to participate in the resistance movement. 09.09.1940 German bombs hit Buckingham Palace and 12 September. the palace was once again attacked by German aircraft. All this greatly affected the health of G., he lost rest and could not even read, experiencing constant fear of new raids. After the massive bombing of Coventry visited the city, which was a sign of national determination to fight until complete victory. Although Square ohoe health constantly visited British troops at the front, including and in North Africa. During the war, we establish a good relationship with Churchill, which he later called the best Prime Minister. A staunch opponent of rapprochement with the Soviet Union, constantly critically opposed the concessions IV Stalin. In 1945, he insisted on the appointment of Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin, known for his anti-Soviet sentiments. It is a negative attitude to the provision of India`s independence. In 1948, at the G. was diagnosed with cancer; as it later became known, in order to reduce their suffering, it was decided to give him a lethal dose of the drug soporific. He was succeeded by the eldest daughter - Elizabeth II.
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