Queen Victoria, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Queen Victoria

British monarch who reigned 1837–1901

Date of Birth: 24-May-1819

Place of Birth: Kensington Palace, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 22-Jan-1901

Profession: monarch, painter, autobiographer, diarist

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Queen Victoria

  • Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
  • On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of empress of India.
  • Known as the Victorian era, her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors.
  • It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (the fourth son of King George III), and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.
  • After both the Duke and his father died in 1820, she was raised under close supervision by her mother and her comptroller, John Conroy.
  • She inherited the throne aged 18 after her father's three elder brothers died without surviving legitimate issue.
  • The United Kingdom was an established constitutional monarchy in which the sovereign held relatively little direct political power.
  • Privately, she attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments; publicly, she became a national icon who was identified with strict standards of personal morality. Victoria married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840.
  • Their children married into royal and noble families across the continent, earning Victoria the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe" and spreading haemophilia in European royalty.
  • After Albert's death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and avoided public appearances.
  • As a result of her seclusion, republicanism in the United Kingdom temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign, her popularity recovered.
  • Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration.
  • She died on the Isle of Wight in 1901.
  • The last British monarch of the House of Hanover, she was succeeded by her son Edward VII of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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