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Edward VII

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Born: 1841 AD
Died: 1910 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: King

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1841 – He was born on the 9th day of November of this year at Buckingham Palace.

 

1850 - He was created Earl of Dublin on 17 January this year.

 

1859 - He matriculated as an undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford.

 

1863 - He renounced his succession rights to the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in favor of his younger brother, Prince Alfred.

 

1861 - His studies were transferred to Trinity College, Cambridge, but he never graduated.

 

1871 - He contracted typhoid, the disease that had killed his father, whilst staying at Londesborough Lodge.

 

1875 – He was installed as Grand Master.

 

1890 - He was embroiled in the Royal Baccarat Scandal, when it was revealed he had played an illegal card game for money.

 

1900 - He was the victim of an attempted assassination, when Jean-Baptiste Sipido shot at him in protest at the Boer War.

 

1901 – He became Prince of Wales after Queen Victoria died; he was the second oldest man to ascend to the throne in British history.

 

1903 - His most important foreign trips were an official visit to France in spring as the guest of President Émile Loubet.

 

1908 - He became the first British monarch to visit Russia.

 

1910 – He died on the 6th day of May this year in Buckingham Palace, London.


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