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George VI/Windsor, Albert Frederick Arthur George

Date of birth:
December 14th, 1895 (Sandringham House/Norfolk, Great Britain)
Date of death:
February 6th, 1952 (Windsor/Berkshire, Great Britain)
Buried on:
Crypt St George's Chapel
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

King George VI of Windsor was born as Albert Frederick Arthur George of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. His father, King George V, changed the family name to Windsor due to the anti-German sentiment in July 1917.

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Awarded on:
1897
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal
Awarded on:
1902
King Edward VII Coronation Medal
Awarded on:
1911
King George V Coronation Medal
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1916
Became Royal Knight on December 14th, 1916 and as the King the Sovereign on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Order of the Garter
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1917
Order of St. Vladimir 4th Class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1917
Ordine Militare di Savoia -Knight
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1917
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1918
Grootlint in de Leopoldsorde / Grand cordon de l'Ordre de Léopold
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1918
Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1919
1914 Star
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1919
British War Medal 1914-1920
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1919
Victory Medal 1914-1918
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1919
Mentioned in Despatches
Awarded on:
1935
King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1940
Became the Sovereign with the institution on May 20th, 1940 and held this until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Order of Burma
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Koning van Groot Britanië (King of Great Britain)
Unit:
Engeland
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1942
Grootkruis der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.1)
Royal decree no.1
George VI, King of Great Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth,
Emperor of British India.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Legion of Merit - Chief Commander (LoM - CC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1960
l' Ordre de la Libération

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