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Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India from 1901 until his death in 1910. He was the eldest son of Victoria, Queen of England. As heir to the throne, he held the title of Prince of Wales longer than any person before him. During his mother's reign, he did not have any real power, and instead became an icon of aristocratic wealth and leisurely pursuits. Despite his youthful reputation as a "playboy prince," he was considered by the public to have had a progressive, peacemaking rule.

Full Name Albert Edward VII
Who King of the United Kingdom
Birth Date November 9, 1841
Death Date May 6, 1910
Country England
Born London, England, UK
Died London, England, UK
Cause of Death severe bronchitis / heavy smoking

University of Edinburgh

Christ Church at Oxford

Trinity College at Cambridge

Father Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
Mother Victoria, Queen of England
Spouse Alexandra of Denmark

Victoria of the United Kingdom, Queen of Prussia

Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha

Helena of the United Kingdom

Louise, Duchess of Argyll

Arthur, Duke of Connaught

Leopold, Duke of Albany

Beatrice of the United Kingdom


Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence & Avondale

George V of the United Kingdom

Louise, Princess Royal

Victoria of the United Kingdom

Maud of Wales


Edward was an admirer of the plays of George Bernard Shaw. While attending Shaw's John Bull's Other Island in 1904, he famously laughed so hard that he broke his chair.

How Added - Through his friend John Singer Sargent, who was added via his portrait subject Octavia Hill, who was added via her housemate Sophia Jex-Blake, who was added via her friend Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, who was added via her sister Millicent Fawcett, who was added via her contemporary Camille Clifford.

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