George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 Februar 1952) wis Keeng o the Unitit Kinrick an the Dominions o the Breetish Commonwealth frae 11 December 1936 till his daith. He wis the last Emperor o Indie, an the first Heid o the Commonwealth.
Formal portrait, c. 1940–46
|Keeng o the Unitit Kinrick|
an the Breetish Dominions (mair...)
|Ring||11 December 1936 – 6 Februar 1952|
|Coronation||12 Mey 1937|
|Prime Ministers||See leet|
|Emperor o Indie|
|Ring||11 December 1936 – 14 August 1947|
|Born||14 December 1895|
York Cottage, Sandringham House, Norfolk, Unitit Kinrick
|Dee'd||6 February 1952 (aged 56)|
Sandringham Hoose, Norfolk
|Buirial||15 Februar 1952|
St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
|Hoose||Hoose o Windsor|
|Mither||Mary o Teck|
As the seicont son o Keeng George V, he wis nae expectit tae inherit the throne an spent his early life in the shadow o his elder brither, Edward. He served in the Ryal Navy an Ryal Air Force durin World War I, an efter the war teuk on the uisual roond o public engagements. He mairit Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923 an thay haed twa dauchters, Elizabeth an Margaret.
George's elder brither ascended the throne as Edward VIII on the daith o thair faither in 1936. Houiver, later that year Edward revealed his desire tae mairy the divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. Breetish Prime Meenister Stanley Baldwin advised Edward that for poleetical an religious reasons he could nae mairy Simpson an remain keeng. Edward abdicatit in order tae mairy, an George ascended the throne as the third monarch o the Hoose o Windsor.