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King Edward VII
Original name: Albert Wettin
Birth: Nov. 9, 1841
Westminster
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Death: May 6, 1910
Westminster
City of Westminster
Greater London, England

British Monarch. He reigned as King of Great Britain, Ireland and Emperor of India from 1901 to 1910. The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, he was born in London at Buckingham Palace in 1841. He was educated privately and at Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge, and married Princess Alexandra, daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark in 1863. Together they had six children. As Prince of Wales, Edward VII's behavior led him into several social scandals and even after the death of his father in 1861, he was consistently denied any share in government by his mother. After his marriage he continued to have affairs which were public knowledge; the actress Lily Langtry, Lady Brooke and Mrs. Keppel being amongst the best known of his mistresses. At the age of fifty-nine in 1901, by then a grandfather, he ascended the throne. Many shared Queen Victoria's reservations about her son, and it was soon apparent that he displayed skill in dealing with his ministers and with foreign rulers. He was particularly concerned with Britain's role in Europe and he helped to promote ententes with France and Russia and to defuse the rivalry with Germany. Edward VII was also a patron of the arts and sciences and helped found the Royal College of Music, and was one of England's leading sportsmen. Horses from his stables won the English Derby three times. His reign ended when he died suddenly of pneumonia just before midnight at Buckingham Palace on May 6, 1910. The sixty-eight year old monarch's sudden death threw his country into a state of shock. Attending his funeral where nine crowned heads of Europe, seven queens and a host of minor royalty and foreign ambassadors, representing more than seventy different countries. (bio by: Curtis Jackson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819 - 1861)
  Victoria (1819 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
   Alexandra of Denmark (1844 - 1925)
 
 Children:
  Albert Victor (1864 - 1892)*
   George V (1865 - 1936)*
  Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Duff, The Princess Royal (1867 - 1931)*
  Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (1868 - 1935)*
   Maud (1869 - 1938)*
  HRH Prince Alexander John Charles Albert Of Wales (1871 - 1871)*
 
 Siblings:
  Victoria Saxe-Coburg (1840 - 1901)*
   Edward VII (1841 - 1910)
  Alice Saxe-Coburg (1843 - 1878)*
  Alfred Saxe-Coburg (1844 - 1900)*
  Helena Saxe-Coburg (1846 - 1923)*
  Louise Saxe-Coburg (1848 - 1939)*
  Arthur Saxe-Coburg (1850 - 1942)*
  Prince Leopold Duke of Albany (1853 - 1884)*
  Leopold Saxe-Coburg (1853 - 1884)*
  Beatrice Saxe-Coburg (1857 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart attack following chronic bronchitis
 
Burial:
St George's Chapel
Windsor
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough
Berkshire, England
Plot: Altar
 
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Record added: Dec 08, 1999
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King Edward VII
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