George V

Picture of George V

Date of Birth: 06/03/1865

Age: 70

Place of birth: London

Citizenship: United Kingdom


Born June 3, 1865 in Marlborough House (London), the second son of Prince and Princess of Wales (later Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) at baptism received the name of Georg Friedrich Albert Ernst. His mother has to sister Maria Feodorovna - the wife of the Russian Tsar Alexander III and mother of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II. George V was very similar in appearance with his cousin Nicholas II. German Emperor Wilhelm II was also a cousin of George V.

Not suggesting that he could take the throne, he received the Naval Education and served in the Navy. In 1892 the untimely death of his elder brother the Duke of Clarence made him second in line of succession. Queen Victoria`s grandson awarded in May 1892 the title of Duke of York. In July 1893 he married Baden-Wurttemberg Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, who was previously engaged to his elder brother. After the death of grandmother in January 1901 as the successor to the throne George received the Duchy of Cornwall in England and Rothesay in Scotland, and November 9, 1901 was the Prince of Wales - after the coronation of her father Edward VII. After the death of Eduarda6 May 1910 George was proclaimed the new king was crowned and June 22, 1911 in Westminster Abbey.

In England the new king faced two difficult political situation. The House of Lords rejected the budget proposed by the House of Commons; the latter has put forward in response to a bill of Parliament, substantially limits the power of the House of Lords. At the request of Prime Minister Herbert Asquith King was forced to promote the adoption of the bill on parliament. The second arose out of proposals on the introduction of Home Rule (government) in Ireland. Before the uprising threatened the king in 1914 he called the representatives of all parties, but the decision on this issue has not been accepted; Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed only in 1921.

During World War I, George V renounced all personal and family Germanic titles and changed the name of the royal house from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.

In 1923-1929 years in connection with the economic crisis, frequent cabinet changes have occurred in the UK. The absence in 1924, a clear majority in the three rival parties forced the king to replace the prime minister from the Conservative Party on Baldwin laborer Macdonald.

During the strike the miners and the general strike in 1926 King used every opportunity for reconciliation. During the economic crisis in 1931 it accelerated the protracted negotiations leading parties and nominated Macdonald as head of a coalition government.

When it was adopted the Statute of Westminster in 1931, established the legal status of the Dominions and their relationship with Britain: he created the British Commonwealth, as well as George became King of all dominions.

George V died at Sandringham January 20, 1936.

Tsar Nicholas II, who George V and King of Belgium Albert I.1914. Notice the resemblance of Nicholas II and George


(KG) Order of the Garter - August 4, 1884

(KT) Order of the Thistle - July 5, 1893

(KP) The Order of St Patrick -. 20 August 1897

(GCMG) Order of Saint Michael and Saint George - March 9, 1901

(GCSI) Order of the Star of India - September 28, 1905

(GCIE) Order of the Indian Empire - September 28, 1905

(GCVO) Royal Victorian Order - June 30, 1897

(ISO) Imperial Service Order - March 31, 1903

(PC) Privy Counsellor - July 18, 1894

The military ranks

British Field Marshal and Admiral of the Fleet (6 May 1910), the Prussian Field Marshal (16 May 1911), Honorary Danish Admiral (May 25, 1910), Russian Admiral (1910), the German Admiral (27 January 1901), the Swedish Admiral , Spanish captain-General, honorable Siamese general, Marshal Japan (28 October 1918).


Children of George V and Mary of Teck:

Edward VIII (June 23, 1894 - May 28, 1972), the Duke of Windsor, waived his right to the throne due to the morganatic marriage to Wallis Simpson;

George VI (December 14, 1895 - February 6, 1952), King of Great Britain (1936-1952), in 1923 he married Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon;

Maria (25 April 1897 - 28 May 1965), Princess Royal, married Henry Lestselesa, 6th Earl Hearvuda;

Henry (31 March 1900 - 10 June 1974), Duke of Gloucester, was married to Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott;

George (20 December 1902 - 25 August 1942), the Duke of Kent, was married to Marina, the Princess of the Greek and Danish;

John (12 July 1905 - 18 January 1919), died of epilepsy.