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Edward VIII

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Birth Date:
23.06.1894
Death date:
28.05.1972
Extra names:
Edward VIII Windsor
Categories:
King, WWI participant
Nationality:
 english
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Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year.

Edward was the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was created Prince of Wales on his sixteenth birthday, nine weeks after his father succeeded as king. As a young man, he served in the British Army during the First World War and undertook several overseas tours on behalf of his father.

Edward became king on his father's death in early 1936. He showed impatience with court protocol, and caused concern among politicians by his apparent disregard for established constitutional conventions. Only months into his reign, he caused a constitutional crisis by proposing marriage to Wallis Simpson, an American who had divorced her first husband and was seeking a divorce from her second. The prime ministers of the United Kingdom and the Dominions opposed the marriage, arguing that the people would never accept a divorced woman with two living ex-husbands as queen consort. Additionally, such a marriage would have conflicted with Edward's status as the titular head of the Church of England, which at the time opposed the remarriage of divorced people if their former spouses were still alive. Edward knew that the British government, led by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, would resign if the marriage went ahead, which could have forced a general election and would ruin his status as a politically neutral constitutional monarch. Choosing not to end the relationship, Edward abdicated. He was succeeded by his younger brother Albert, who chose George VI as his regnal name. With a reign of 326 days, Edward was one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British history.

After his abdication, he was created Duke of Windsor. He married Simpson in France on 3 June 1937, after her second divorce became final. Later that year, the couple toured Germany. During the Second World War, he was at first stationed with the British Military Mission to France but, after private accusations that he held Nazi sympathies, he was appointed Governor of the Bahamas. After the war, Edward spent the rest of his life in retirement in France.

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        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1George  VGeorge VFather03.06.186520.01.1936
        2Jacob KettlerJacob KettlerProgenitor28.10.161001.01.1682
        3Mary of TeckMary of TeckMother26.05.186724.03.1953
        4George VIGeorge VIBrother14.12.189506.02.1952
        5Prince George Duke of KentPrince George Duke of KentBrother20.12.190225.08.1942
        6Wallis SimpsonWallis SimpsonWife19.06.189624.04.1986
        7Prince Christopher  of Greece and DenmarkPrince Christopher of Greece and DenmarkUncle10.08.188821.01.1940
        8Georg von MerenbergGeorg von MerenbergUncle16.10.189711.01.1965
        9Nikolajs II RomanovsNikolajs II RomanovsUncle, Familiar19.05.186817.07.1918
        10Mikhail Aleksandrovich RomanovMikhail Aleksandrovich RomanovUncle04.12.187813.06.1918
        11Сергей  РомановСергей РомановUncle11.05.185717.02.1905
        12Vladimir  RomanovVladimir RomanovUncle30.08.191721.04.1992
        13Andrei  VladimirovichAndrei VladimirovichUncle02.05.187930.10.1956
        14Александр ИскандерАлександр ИскандерUncle15.11.188726.01.1957
        15Alexander CambridgeAlexander CambridgeUncle14.04.187416.01.1957
        16Сергей АлександровичСергей АлександровичUncle11.05.185717.02.1905
        17Constantine I of GreeceConstantine I of GreeceUncle02.08.186811.01.1923
        18Prince Andrew of  Greece and DenmarkPrince Andrew of Greece and DenmarkUncle02.02.188203.12.1944
        19Великий князь Пётр НиколаевичВеликий князь Пётр НиколаевичUncle10.01.186417.06.1931
        20Wilhelm  IIWilhelm IIUncle27.01.185904.06.1941
        21Prince Albert VictorPrince Albert VictorUncle08.01.186414.01.1892
        22Кира  РомановаКира РомановаAunt09.05.190908.09.1967
        23Princess Maria of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Maria of Greece and DenmarkAunt03.03.187614.12.1940
        24Alexandra  GeorgievnaAlexandra GeorgievnaAunt30.08.187024.09.1891
        25Maria AlexandrovnaMaria AlexandrovnaAunt17.10.185324.10.1920
        26Princess Victoria of the  United KingdomPrincess Victoria of the United KingdomAunt06.07.186803.12.1935
        27Princess Xenia  Georgievna of RussiaPrincess Xenia Georgievna of RussiaAunt22.08.190317.09.1965
        28Anastasia RomanovaAnastasia RomanovaAunt18.06.190117.07.1918
        29Alice von BattenbergAlice von BattenbergAunt25.02.188505.12.1969
        30Irina Alexandrovna of RussiaIrina Alexandrovna of RussiaAunt03.07.189526.02.1970
        31Анастасия МихайловнаАнастасия МихайловнаAunt28.07.186011.03.1922
        32Princess Nina GeorgievnaPrincess Nina GeorgievnaAunt20.06.190127.02.1974
        33Sophia of PrussiaSophia of PrussiaAunt14.06.187013.01.1932
        34Princess Elizabeth of  Greece and DenmarkPrincess Elizabeth of Greece and DenmarkAunt24.05.190411.01.1955
        35Maud of WalesMaud of WalesAunt26.11.186920.11.1938
        36Marie of RomaniaMarie of RomaniaAunt29.10.187518.07.1938
        37Ольга  РомановаОльга РомановаAunt13.06.188224.11.1960
        38Princess AlicePrincess AliceAunt25.02.188303.01.1981
        39Princess Marina  of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Marina of Greece and DenmarkAunt13.12.190627.08.1968
        40Lennart  BernadotteLennart BernadotteNephew08.05.190921.12.2004
        41Дмитрий  РомановДмитрий РомановNephew17.05.192631.12.2016
        42князь Николай  Романовкнязь Николай РомановNephew00.00.192215.09.2014
        43Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonNiece21.08.193009.02.2002
        44Elizabeth IIElizabeth IINiece21.04.192608.09.2022
        45Grand Duke Alexander MikhailovichGrand Duke Alexander MikhailovichGrandfather13.04.186626.02.1933
        46Frederick IIIFrederick IIIGrandfather18.10.183115.06.1888
        47Alfrēds Edinburgas, Olsteras un Kentas, Saksen- Koburgas  un Gotas HercogsAlfrēds Edinburgas, Olsteras un Kentas, Saksen- Koburgas un Gotas HercogsGrandfather06.09.184431.07.1900
        48Edward VIIEdward VIIGrandfather09.11.184106.05.1910
        49Кирилл ВладимировичКирилл ВладимировичGrandfather12.10.187612.10.1938
        50Великий Князь Георгий МихайловичВеликий Князь Георгий МихайловичGrandfather23.08.186330.01.1919
        51Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander Teck, DukeFrancis Paul Charles Louis Alexander Teck, DukeGrandfather28.08.183721.01.1900
        52Николай СтаршийНиколай СтаршийGrandfather27.07.183113.04.1891
        53Prince Nicholas of  Greece and DenmarkPrince Nicholas of Greece and DenmarkGrandfather22.01.187208.02.1938
        54Empress Alexandra  FeodorovnaEmpress Alexandra FeodorovnaGrandmother06.06.187217.07.1918
        55Victoria Princess RoyalVictoria Princess RoyalGrandmother21.11.184005.08.1901
        56Princess Mary Adelaide of CambridgePrincess Mary Adelaide of CambridgeGrandmother27.11.183327.10.1897
        57Grand Duchess Elena VladimirovnaGrand Duchess Elena VladimirovnaGrandmother17.03.188213.03.1957
        58Duchess Alexandra  Petrovna of OldenburgDuchess Alexandra Petrovna of OldenburgGrandmother02.06.183825.04.1900
        59Королева  Александра ДатскаяКоролева Александра ДатскаяGrandmother01.12.184420.11.1925
        60Victoria  MelitaVictoria MelitaGrandmother25.11.187602.03.1936
        61Великая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаВеликая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаGrandmother06.04.187520.04.1960
        62Freda Dudley WardFreda Dudley WardPartner28.07.189416.03.1983
        63Thelma FurnessThelma FurnessPartner23.08.190429.01.1970
        64Duke Peter  Georgievich of OldenburgDuke Peter Georgievich of OldenburgGreat grandfather26.08.181214.05.1881
        65Prince Ioann  Konstantinovich of RussiaPrince Ioann Konstantinovich of RussiaGreat grandfather05.07.188618.07.1918
        66George IGeorge IGreat grandfather24.12.184518.03.1913
        67Alexander IIIAlexander IIIGreat grandfather10.03.184501.11.1894
        68Владимир АлександровичВладимир АлександровичGreat grandfather10.04.184704.02.1909
        69Михаил НиколаевичМихаил НиколаевичGreat grandfather25.10.183218.12.1909
        70Alexander  Württemberg, DukeAlexander Württemberg, DukeGreat grandfather09.09.180404.07.1885
        71Nicholas I of RussiaNicholas I of RussiaGreat grandfather06.07.179618.02.1855
        72Christian IX DenmarkChristian IX DenmarkGreat grandfather08.04.181829.01.1906
        73Константин КонстантиновичКонстантин КонстантиновичGreat grandfather10.08.185802.06.1915
        74Prince  AdolphusPrince AdolphusGreat grandfather24.02.177408.07.1850
        75Maximilian de  BeauharnaisMaximilian de BeauharnaisGreat grandfather02.10.181701.11.1852
        76Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and GothaPrince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and GothaGreat grandfather26.08.181914.12.1861
        77Konstantin NikolayevichKonstantin NikolayevichGreat grandfather21.09.182725.01.1892
        78Louis II Hesse, Grand DukeLouis II Hesse, Grand DukeGreat grandfather26.12.177716.06.1848
        79Paul  AlexandrovichPaul AlexandrovichGreat grandfather03.10.186030.01.1919
        80Louis IVLouis IVGreat grandfather12.09.183713.03.1892
        81Alexander IIAlexander IIGreat grandfather29.04.181813.03.1881
        82Александра ИосифовнаАлександра ИосифовнаGreat grandmother08.07.183006.07.1911
        83Louise of  Hesse-KasselLouise of Hesse-KasselGreat grandmother07.09.181729.09.1898
        84Grand Duchess Maria  Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of RussiaGreat grandmother18.08.181921.02.1876
        85Princess AugustaPrincess AugustaGreat grandmother25.07.179706.04.1889
        86Princess Theresa  of Nassau-WeilburgPrincess Theresa of Nassau-WeilburgGreat grandmother17.04.181508.12.1871
        87Мария ФёдоровнаМария ФёдоровнаGreat grandmother26.11.184713.10.1928
        88Wilhelmine   Baden, PrincessWilhelmine Baden, PrincessGreat grandmother21.09.178827.01.1836
        89Princess Alice Of the United KingdomPrincess Alice Of the United KingdomGreat grandmother25.04.184314.12.1878
        90Maria  PavlovnaMaria PavlovnaGreat grandmother14.05.185406.09.1920
        91Olga  FeodorovnaOlga FeodorovnaGreat grandmother20.09.183912.04.1891
        92Elisabeth  of Saxe-AltenburgElisabeth of Saxe-AltenburgGreat grandmother25.01.186524.03.1927
        93Olga  Constantinovna of RussiaOlga Constantinovna of RussiaGreat grandmother03.09.185118.06.1926
        94Александра ФёдоровнаАлександра ФёдоровнаGreat grandmother13.07.179801.11.1860
        95Queen VictoriaQueen VictoriaGreat grandmother24.05.181922.01.1901
        96Maria  AlexandrovnaMaria AlexandrovnaGreat grandmother08.08.182403.06.1880
        97Maria of YugoslaviaMaria of YugoslaviaCousin06.01.190022.06.1961
        98Надежда  РомановаНадежда РомановаCousin15.03.189821.04.1988
        99Grand Duchess Maria PavlovnaGrand Duchess Maria PavlovnaCousin18.04.189013.12.1958
        100Георг IIГеорг IICousin19.07.189001.04.1947
        101Татьяна РомановаТатьяна РомановаCousin10.06.189717.07.1918
        102Князь Никита АлександровичКнязь Никита АлександровичCousin16.01.190012.09.1974
        103Кирилл  АндросовКирилл АндросовCousin05.12.191507.02.1992
        104Elisabeth of  RomaniaElisabeth of RomaniaCousin12.10.189414.11.1956
        105Helen of Greece and DenmarkHelen of Greece and DenmarkCousin02.05.189628.11.1982
        106George BrasovGeorge BrasovCousin06.08.191021.07.1931
        107Князь Дмитрий АлександровичКнязь Дмитрий АлександровичCousin15.08.190107.07.1980
        108Natālija AndrosovaNatālija AndrosovaCousin23.02.191725.07.1999
        109Ростислав АлександровичРостислав АлександровичCousin24.11.190231.07.1978
        110Князь Роман ПетровичКнязь Роман ПетровичCousin17.10.189623.10.1978
        111Prince Vasili AlexandrovichPrince Vasili AlexandrovichCousin07.07.190724.06.1989
        112Ольга  НиколаевнаОльга НиколаевнаCousin15.11.189517.07.1918
        113Марина  РомановаМарина РомановаCousin11.03.189215.05.1981
        114Князь Андрей АлександровичКнязь Андрей АлександровичCousin24.01.189708.05.1981
        115Великая княжна Мария НиколаевнаВеликая княжна Мария НиколаевнаCousin26.06.189917.07.1918
        116Dmitri  PavlovichDmitri PavlovichCousin06.09.189105.03.1942
        117Гурий  КуликовскийГурий КуликовскийCousin23.04.191911.09.1984
        118
        Наталья МамонтоваCousin00.00.190300.00.1969
        119Princess IrenePrincess IreneCousin13.02.190415.04.1974
        120Тихон Куликовский-РомановТихон Куликовский-РомановCousin25.08.191708.04.1993
        121Prince PhilipPrince PhilipCousin10.06.192109.04.2021
        122Irina YusupovaIrina YusupovaCousin21.03.191530.08.1983
        123Vladimir  PaleyVladimir PaleyCousin09.01.189718.07.1918
        124Natalia PaleyNatalia PaleyCousin05.12.190527.12.1981
        125Alexandrine  of Mecklenburg-SchwerinAlexandrine of Mecklenburg-SchwerinCousin24.12.187912.12.1952
        126Prince AlfredPrince AlfredCousin15.10.187406.02.1899
        127Княгиня Ксения  РомановаКнягиня Ксения Романоваdistant relative10.03.191922.10.2000
        128Adolf HitlerAdolf HitlerFriend20.04.188930.04.1945
        129Hermann  GöringHermann GöringFriend12.01.189315.10.1946
        130Joachim Von RibbentropJoachim Von RibbentropFriend30.04.189316.10.1946
        131Sir Winston ChurchillSir Winston ChurchillCoworker30.11.187424.01.1965
        132Richard  NixonRichard NixonFamiliar09.01.191322.04.1994
        133Benito MussoliniBenito MussoliniFamiliar, Idea mate29.07.188328.04.1945
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