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Windsor, George VI

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

Biography

King George VI of the United Kingdom 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. He was the last Emperor of British India from 1936 to 1947 and the last King of Ireland until 1949.

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Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1897
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1902
King Edward VII Coronation Medal
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1911
King George V Coronation Medal
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Collingwood (1908), Royal Navy
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)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Collingwood (1908), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1917
Order of St. Vladimir 4th Class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Collingwood (1908), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1917
Ordine Militare di Savoia -Knight
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Collingwood (1908), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
1917
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Collingwood (1908), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1918
Grootlint in de Leopoldsorde / Grand cordon de l'Ordre de Léopold
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Collingwood (1908), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
1918
Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Collingwood (1908), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
1919
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Awarded on:
1919
1914 Star
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Awarded on:
1919
British War Medal 1914-1920
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Awarded on:
1919
Victory Medal 1914-1918
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1920
Elefantordenen
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1921
Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1922
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1923

Extra Knight. Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Order of the Thistle
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1924
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1926

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Grand Cross to the Venerable Order of Saint John (GCStJ)
Awarded on:
December 22nd, 1926

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1927
Royal Victorian Chain
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1933
Wisam al-Imtiaz-i-Rafidain 1st Class
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1935
King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1936
Basilikon Tagma toy Soteros - Grand Cross
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1936
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Order of Merit
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Order of the Companions of Honour
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Imperial Service Order (ISO)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Grand Commander of the Star of India (GCSI)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Grand Commander of the Indian Empire (GCIE)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
Order of British India 1st class
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1936

Became Sovereign as the King on December 11th, 1936, which he held until his death on February 6th, 1952.
First Class to the Indian Order of Merit
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1937
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1937
Kungliga Serafimerorden
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1937
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1937
Daikun'i kikkashō
Awarded on:
February 2nd, 1938
Awarded on:
1938
Orden Kiril i Metodij
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1938
Awarded on:
May 2nd, 1939
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
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:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
1942
Krigskorset
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1943
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
1945
Legion of Merit - Chief Commander (LoM - CC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
1945

With palm
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1946

Personally presented by H.M. Wilhelmina at Buckingham Palace on 31 July 1946.
Grootkruis der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.1)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
1951
Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1960
Compagnon

Posthumously awarded
l' Ordre de la Libération

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