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King Edward VIII

King Edward VIIIAKA Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor

Born: 23-Jun-1894
Birthplace: White Lodge, Surrey, England
Died: 28-May-1972
Location of death: Bois De Boulogne, Paris, France
Cause of death: Cancer - Throat
Remains: Interred, Frogmore, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: England
Executive summary: King of England, 1936

Military service: British Army

After the death of his father, King George V, Edward VIII assumed the throne of England on 21 January 1936. Not even a year later, Edward was forced to renounce the throne due to his intentions of marrying his American mistress, Wallis Simpson. At the time, Simpson was still married to her second husband, Ernest Aldrich Simpson, a shipping magnate. Edward abdicated on 10 December 1936, his younger brother Prince Albert becoming King George VI two days later. Edward and his wife were Nazi sympathizers, visiting Germany as guests of Adolf Hitler in 1937. After the war, he and his wife settled in France.

Father: King George V (b. 3-Jun-1865, d. 20-Jan-1936)
Mother: Mary of Teck (b. 26-May-1867, d. 24-Mar-1953)
Brother: King George VI (b. 14-Dec-1895, d. 6-Feb-1952)
Sister: Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary Windsor (b. 25-Apr-1897, d. 28-Mar-1965)
Brother: Henry William Frederick Windsor (b. 31-Mar-1900, d. 10-Jun-1974)
Brother: George Edward Alexander Windsor (b. 20-Dec-1902, d. 25-Aug-1942)
Brother: John Charles Francis Windsor (b. 12-Jul-1905, d. 18-Jan-1919)
Girlfriend: Freda Dudley Ward (textile heiress, dated 1920s)
Girlfriend: Thelma Morgan Furness (silent actress, b. 23-Aug-1904, d. 29-Jan-1970, aunt of Gloria Vanderbilt)
Wife: Wallis Simpson (m. 3-Jun-1937, d. 24-Apr-1986)

    UK Monarch (1936)
    Emperor of India (20-Jan-1936 to 11-Dec-1936)
    Bullingdon Club
    Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow (1920)
    Ticker-Tape Parade 18-Nov-1919
    Abdication 11-Dec-1936
    Hernia Operation (Feb-1972)

Author of books:
A King's Story (1951, memoir)


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