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Queen Victoria

image: VictoriaQueen Victoria died on 22 January 1901, ending an era in which most of her British subjects knew no other monarch.

Queen Victoria was only 18 when she came to the throne. She was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901) and empress of India (1876-1901).

Quick Facts about Queen Victoria

  • Age 18-81.
  • Born: 24 May 1819 at Kensington Palace
  • Parents: Edward, Duke of Kent (son of George III) and Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
  • Ascended to the throne: June 20, 1837 aged 18 years
  • Crowned: 28 June 1838 at Westminster Abbey
  • Married: Albert, son of Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
  • Children: Four sons including Edward VII, and five daughters
  • Died: 22 January 1901 at Osbourne, Isle of Wight, aged 81 years, 7 months, and 29 days
  • Buried at: Frogmore, Windsor
  • Succeeded by: her son Edward VII

Victoria was the daughter of Edward, duke of Kent (fourth son of George III) and a niece of George IV and William lV.

She married Albert of Saxe - Coburg Gotha. Ruled during the industrial revolution. The British Empire became powerful, rich and confident. When Victoria died in 1901, after the longest reign in English history, the British Empire and British world power had reached their highest point. She had 9 children, 40 grand-children and 37 great-grandchildren, scattered all over Europe.

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