History - On This Day - May 24th. 1819 - Birth of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom

Alexandrina Victoria was born on 24 May 1819 at Kensington Palace in London.


A young Princess Victoria - Source picture: Wikipedia


Family

Her parents were Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn and
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn was the fourth son of
King George III.


Queen Victoria painted by Winterhalter
Source picture: Wikipedia


Youth

Alexandrina Victoria was raised under close supervision by her
German-born mother.

Princess Victoria and her dog Dash - 
Source picture: Wikipedia

Reign

At the age of 18, the young princess inherited the throne. She became a
national icon who was identified with strict standards of personal morality.

Love and Marriage

Queen Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and
Gotha in 1840. The royal couple got 9 children. She received the nickname:
"Grandmother of Europe".

On this blog there are 3 pages dedicated to the descendants of Queen Victoria
and Prince Albert. 

- Descendants of Queen Victoria - 

Children and Grandchildren (1) on this link
Great Grand Children (2) on this link
Great - Great Grand Children (3) on this link


Queen Victoria with the Crown - Source picture: Wikipedia
Duty

After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British East India Company
was dissolved and its possessions and protectorates on the Indian
subcontinent were formally incorporated into the British Empire.

In 1861, Prince Albert died, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and
avoided public appearances.

From 1 May 1876, Queen Victoria took the title
"Empress of India".

Due to the rare public appearances of Queen Victoria, the opposition
grew stronger.

However her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public
celebration.

Queen Victoria - Source picture: Wikipedia


Death

Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901 at Osborne House on the
Isle of Wight.

Her reign was known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial,
political, scientific and military change in the United Kingdom.

Queen Victoria was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover.
Her successor, King Edward VII belonged to the House of
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Queen Victoria Statue in London - own picture taken in 2016

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