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Date of Birth 24 May 1819Kensington Palace, Kensington, London, England, UK
Date of Death 22 January 1901Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK  (cerebral hemorrhage)
Birth NameAlexandrina Victoria Hanover
Nicknames The Grandmother of Europe
Widow of Windsor
Vicky
Drina
Height 5' (1.52 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Princess Alexandrina Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 to the Duke and Duchess of Kent. Victoria as she was called was the granddaughter of King George III. When she was less than a year old her father died leaving her mother broke and at the mercy of her brother Leopold, the King of Belgium. Victoria lead a sheltered life in Kensington Palace while growing up. She was not allowed to see anybody besides her mother, half-sister and brother, and the comptroller of the household and reputed lover of the Duchess of Kent, Sir John Conroy. When she was 17 she met for the first time her cousins Albert and Ernest (sons of her mother's brother Ernest) The meeting went well but nothing happened. Several months later Victoria's Uncle King William IV died and she became Queen at the age of 18. Three years later she and Albert met again and this time they fell in love. They got married on Feburary 10, 1840 and In November of that year they welcomed their first child named Victoria. In 1841 they had Albert Edward, who would be Prince of Wales and then Edward VII. Followed by Alice (b. 1843),Alfred (b. 1844), Helena (b. 1846), Louise (b. 1848) Arthur (b. 1850) and Leopold (b. 1853) and Beatrice (b. 1857.) In 1860, though something happened that brought Victoria's world to a stand-still. Her beloved husband died on December 14 after a short illness with Thyphoid. This did not hinder any plans though. Their oldest daughter had been married to the Prussian Prince Fritz for several years by then, but their daughter Alice and son Bertie were almost to be married at the time of their father's death. A few months later Alice married Prince Louis of Hess and several months after that Bertie married Prince Alexandra of Denmark. For the rest of her life Victoria missed Albert and insisted in a funereal like atmosphere in her household. The only thing that could lift her spirits where her 40 grandchildren. On that fateful December 14 of 1878 Victoria lost her daughter, Alice, and mourned her. After several months though she recovered enough to concoct an idea. She would have her son in law Louis marry her daughter Beatrice so that her several grandchildren could be near her. This did not happen though. On January 22, 1901 Victoria died in Osbourn House in the arms of her grandson Kaiser William II. Her children and grandchildren stretched all over the globe, reigning as sovereigns or consorts. From the UK, Germany, Romania, Russia, Greece, and Spain her children and grandchildren would change the face of the world.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

Prince Albert (10 February 1840 - 14 December 1861) (his death) (9 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Her phrase "We are not amused"
Black Clothing

Trivia (31)

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India.
Was the longest reigning monarch in British history (64 years), until she was surpassed by her great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II on September 9, 2015.
Mother of King Edward VII, Victoria, Princess Royal, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom. Mother-in-law of Queen Alexandra.
Kept a painting of Prince Albert in his coffin by her bedside.
Until the age of three, she spoke German only, and, according to contemporary accounts, never fully mastered English. She later learned Italian because of her love for opera.
Delivered by Marianna Theodore Charlotte Heidenreich von Siebold, the first women in Germany to earn a medical degree, and believed to be the world's first female gynecologist. Three months later, she delivered Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Victoria's future husband.
Because she carried the gene for hemophilia, speculation ran rampant for decades that Victoria was not fathered by Edward Augustus, The Duke of Kent. However, researchers on her medical background believe that the disease was more likely to have resulted from genetic mutation, a by-product of royal intermarriages.
Asked Prince Albert to marry her (because she was Queen, he couldn't ask her to marry him)
Her mother was Prince Albert's aunt, and his father was her uncle.
The Duke and Duchess of Kent wanted to name their daughter Georgiana Charlotte Augusta Alexandrina Victoria. However, the baby's godfather, the Prince Regent, refused to allow his (George) or his late daughter's (Charlotte Augusta) name to be bestowed upon the possible future monarch. He announced she would be named Alexandrina after her other godfather, Tsar Alexander I.
Was so overcome with grief by the death of her son Prince Leopold in 1884, she was unable to walk and was in a wheelchair for the rest of her life.
At the time of her death, she was ruler of a quarter of the human race.
After Albert's death, she wore only black for the rest of her life.
On September 22, 1896 - having reigned for 59 years and 97 days - she surpassed her grandfather King George III as the longest-reigning monarch in British history. On September 9, 2015, her great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her as the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
When she first visited Benjamin Disraeli at Hughenden Manor, she ordered the legs of her dining chair to be cut so that her feet would touch the floor when she dined. This chair can still be found in the Manor today.
Cousin of King Leopold II.
She, Prince George, and Princess Augusta of Cambridge were the grandchildren of King George III. Prince George's and Princess Augusta's niece, Queen Mary, married Victoria's grandson, King George V.
Buried at Frogmore Mausoleum at Windsor Great Park, London. [February 1901]
The first British monarch to be filmed, during her autumn holiday in Balmoral in 1896. Also appearing were the infant Prince Edward (later Duke of Windsor), Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia.
Dedicated the Royal Albert Hall to the memory of Prince Albert.
Victoria's Secret lingerie was named after her.
Wrote a letter of condolence to President Abraham Lincoln's widow upon learning of his assassination. Ironically, Great Britain backed the southern states, its main trading partners, in the Civil War.
Victoria sponge cake was named after her.
She is associated with the phrase "We are not amused" but there is no direct evidence that she ever said it and Victoria herself denied doing so. Her family and people who knew Victoria said she had a good sense of humour, and smiled and roared with laughter on many occasions.
The Victoria Embankment part of the Thames in London was named after her in 1870.

Personal Quotes (6)

Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this station, I shall do my utmost to fulfill my duty towards my country. [1837]
Affairs go on, and all will take some shape or other, but it keeps one in hot water all the time.
All marriage is such a lottery - the happiness is always an exchange - though it may be a very happy one - still the poor woman is bodily and morally the husband's slave. That always sticks in my throat. When I think of a merry, happy, and free young girl - and look at the ailing aching state a young wife is generally doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.
I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of "Women's Rights," with all its attendant horrors... Were women to "unsex" themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen, and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection.
It seems to me a defect in our much famed Constitution, to have to part with an admirable Govt like Ld Salisbury's for no question of any importance or any particular reason, merely on account of the number of votes.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.

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