Edward VIII (United Kingdom)

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Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, 23 Jun 1894 - 28 May 1972) was a King of the United Kingdom (20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936).

reign and titles

styles

  • 23 Jun 1894 - 28 May 1898 His Highness Prince Edward of York
  • 28 May 1898 - 22 Jan 1901 His Royal Highness Prince Edward of York
  • 22 Jan 1901 - 9 Nov 1901 His Royal Highness Prince Edward of Cornwall and York
  • 9 Nov 1901 - 6 May 1910 His Royal Highness Prince Edward of Wales
  • 6 May 1910 - 23 Jun 1910 His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall
  • 23 Jun 1910 - 20 Jan 1936 His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
    • in Scotland: His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Duke of Rothesay
  • 20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936 His Majesty The King
  • 11 Dec 1936 - 8 Mar 1937 His Royal Highness The Prince Edward
  • 8 Mar 1937 - 28 May 1972 His Royal Highness The Duke of Windsor

honorary military ranks

relations

ancestors

ancestry tree

King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom
(1894-1972)
King George V of the United Kingdom
(1865-1936)
King Edward VII of the United Kingdom
(1841-1910)
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(1819-1861)
Ernst I, Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1784-1844)
Luise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1800-1831)
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
(1819-1901)
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1820)
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786-1861)
Alexandra of Denmark
(1844-1925)
King Christian IX of Denmark
(1818-1906)
Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1785-1831)
Louise Karoline of Hesse-Cassel (1789-1867)
Luise of Hesse-Cassel
(1817-1898)
Wilhelm of Hesse-Cassel (1787-1867)
Louise Charlotte of Denmark (1789-1864)
Mary of Teck
(1867-1953)
Francis, Duke of Teck
(1837-1900)
Alexander of Württemberg
(1804-1885)
Ludwig of Württemberg (1756-1817)
Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (1780-1857)
Claudine Rhédey de Kis-Rhéde
(1812-1841)
Count László Rhédey de Kis-Rhéde (1775-1835)
Ágnes Inczédy de Nagy-Várad (c1788-c1856)
Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge
(1833-1897)
Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
(1774-1850)
King George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820)
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818)
Princess Augusta of Hesse-Cassel
(1797-1889)
Friedrich of Hesse-Cassel (1747-1837)
Karoline of Nassau-Usingen (1762-1823)

siblings

spouse

  • Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, born Bessie Wallis Warfield, later Spencer, then Simpson (19 Jun 1896 - 24 Apr 1986) married 3 Jun 1937

issues and descendants

  • none

Patrilineal ancestors from Top ancestor

  1. Dietrich I of Wettin (916c - 976c)
  2. Dedo I of Wettin (950c - 13 Nov 1009)
  3. Dietrich II, Margrave of Lower Lusatia (989c - 19 Nov 1034)
  4. Thimo, Count of Wettin (1010c - 9 Mar 1090/1091)
  5. Conrad, Margrave of Meissen (1097c - 5 Feb 1157)
  6. Otto II, Margrave of Meissen (1125 - 18 Feb 1190)
  7. Dietrich I, Margrave of Meissen (11 Mar 1162 - 18 Jan 1221)
  8. Heinrich III, Margrave of Meissen (1215c - 15 Feb 1288)
  9. Albrecht II, Margrave of Meissen (1240 - 20 Nov 1314)
  10. Friedrich I, Margrave of Meissen (1257 - 16 Nov 1323)
  11. Friedrich II, Margrave of Meissen (30 Nov 1310 - 18 Nov 1349)
  12. Friedrich III, Landgrave of Thuringia (14 Dec 1332 - 21 May 1381)
  13. Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony (11 Apr 1370 - 4 Jan 1428)
  14. Friedrich II, Elector of Saxony (22 Aug 1412 - 7 Sept 1464)
  15. Ernst, Elector of Saxony (24 Mar 1441 - 26 Aug 1486)
  16. Johann, Elector of Saxony (30 Jun 1468 - 16 Aug 1532)
  17. Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony (30 Jun 1503 - 3 Mar 1554)
  18. Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (11 Mar 1530 - 2 Mar 1573)
  19. Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Jena (22 May 1570 - 18 Jul 1605)
  20. Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Altenburg (25 Dec 1601 - 26 Mar 1675)
  21. Johann Ernst IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (22 Aug 1658 - 17 Feb 1729)
  22. Franz Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (25 Sept 1697 - 16 Sept 1764)
  23. Ernst Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (8 Mar 1724 - 8 Sept 1800)
  24. Franz, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (15 Jul 1750 - 9 Dec 1806)
  25. Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (2 Jan 1784 - 29 Jan 1844)
  26. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (26 Aug 1819 - 14 Dec 1861)
  27. Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (9 Nov 1841 - 6 May 1910)
  28. George V, King of the United Kingdom (3 Jun 1865 - 20 Jan 1936)
  29. Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom (23 Jun 1894 - 28 May 1972)


peerage of England
Preceded by
Prince George
Duke of Cornwall
6 May 1910 - 20 Jan 1936
merged to throne
peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Prince George
Duke of Rothesay
6 May 1910 - 20 Jan 1936
merged to throne
peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation
1st Duke of Windsor
8 Mar 1937 - 28 May 1972
extinct
British royal house
vacant
Prince of Wales
23 Jun 1910 - 20 Jan 1936
merged to throne
monarchy
Preceded by
George V
King of the United Kingdom
20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936
Succeeded by
George VI