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Duke of Windsor (1894–1972)


Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David was born on June 23, 1894. He was the son of the future King George V and Queen Mary. He was in the army and was an uncrowned King for a little under a year after the death of his father in 1936. In the early 30s he met an American divorcee, Wallis Warfield Simpson, who was married to her ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 77) in Paris, France

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Known For

A King's Story
(1965)
Remembrance
Remembrance Himself
(1927)
The Power of Right
(1919)
The Warrior Strain
(1919)

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 1965 A King's Story (Documentary) (book "A King's Story")
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Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 13 Portrayals | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

King Edward VIII | Edward VIII | Prince Edward | Prince of Wales | Herzog von Windor

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[his public statement after abdicating his throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, who became the Duchess of Windsor] "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." See more »

Trivia:

His close friend Winston Churchill (then a backbencher) suggested setting up a "King's Party" as a group to try to sway public opinion and the establishment in favor of Edward remaining on the throne after marrying Wallis Simpson (the Duchess of Windsor). See more »

Nickname:

David

Star Sign:

Cancer

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