George VI. of the United Kingdom

Born Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George York. Born on the anniversary of death of his great-grandfather, Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha he was named “Albert” in honor of the latter and was called “Bertie” by his family.

Cerated Duke of York in 1920. Succeded after the abdication of his brother Edward VIII. as George VI., King of the United Kingdom in 1936.

Son of Prince George, Duke of York, later George V. King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936) and Mary, Princess of Teck (1867-1953)

Born: York Cottage, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk 14. Dec 1895

Christened: St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham 17. Feb 1896


Married: Westminster Abbey, London 26. Apr 1923 Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900-2002), daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944) and Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938)


Died: Sandringham House, Norfolk 6. Feb 1952 from a coronary thrombosis. He was also suffering from lung cancer at the time of his death.

Buried: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

 Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1997; Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. I/1, 1998, Vittorio Klostermann; GHdA, Fürsten II, Vol XVII 2004; for godparents see Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page