George VI

1895 - 1952

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George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was concurrently the last Emperor of India until August 1947, when the British Raj was dissolved. Born in the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria, he was named Albert at birth after his great-grandfather Albert, Prince Consort, and was known as "Bertie" to his family and close friends. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George VI has received more than 55,739,768 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). George VI is the 193rd most popular politician (up from 284th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 81st in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Politician.

George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, and Emperor of India, from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first monarch of the House of Windsor.

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Among politicians, George VI ranks 193 out of 15,710Before him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis Philippe I, Domitian, Francis II of France, Edward VI of England, and Harun al-Rashid. After him are Heraclius, Louis IX of France, George H. W. Bush, Osman II, Muawiyah I, and Anwar Sadat.

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Among people born in 1895, George VI ranks 1After him are Carl Orff, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Juan Perón, Anna Freud, Richard Sorge, Buster Keaton, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Nikolai Yezhov, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Max Horkheimer. Among people deceased in 1952, George VI ranks 3Before him are Maria Montessori and Knut Hamsun. After him are John Dewey, Eva Perón, Alexandra Kollontai, Chaim Weizmann, Paul Éluard, Wilm Hosenfeld, Benedetto Croce, Karen Horney, and Walter Schellenberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George VI ranks 62 out of 6,924Before him are Virginia Woolf (1882), John Stuart Mill (1806), Richard Burton (1925), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), David Ricardo (1772), and Edward VI of England (1537). After him are Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Henry VII of England (1457), Mary Shelley (1797), Paul McCartney (1942), James VI and I (1566), and Elizabeth Taylor (1932).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, George VI ranks 14Before him are Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary II of England (1662), Henry V of England (1386), Alfred the Great (849), Oliver Cromwell (1599), and Edward VI of England (1537). After him are Henry VII of England (1457), James VI and I (1566), Edward III of England (1312), Edward I of England (1239), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), and Edward V of England (1470).