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Edward VIII
King Edward VIII
Reign 20 January 1936 –
11 December 1936
Predecessor George V
Successor George VI
Born 23 June 1894(1894-06-23)
Richmond, Surrey
Died 28 May 1972 (aged 77)
4 Route du Champ d'Entraînement, Paris
Burial 5 June 1972
Frogmore, Windsor, Berkshire
Spouse Wallis Warfield (m. 1937)
Full name
Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David
Royal House Windsor
Father George V
Mother Mary of Teck

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year.

Edward was the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was created Prince of Wales on his sixteenth birthday, nine weeks after his father succeeded as king. As a young man, he served in the British Army during the First World War and undertook several overseas tours on behalf of his father.

See also

British monarchs
Monarchs of England before 1603

Æthelstan · Edmund I · Eadred · Eadwig · Edgar the Peaceful · Edward the Martyr · Æthelred the Unready · Sweyn Forkbeard · Edmund Ironside · Cnut the Great · Harold Harefoot · Harthacnut · Edward the Confessor · Harold Godwinson · Edgar the Ætheling · William I · William II · Henry I · Stephen · Matilda · Henry II · Henry the Young King · Richard I · John · Henry III · Edward I · Edward II · Edward III · Richard II · Henry IV · Henry V · Henry VI · Edward IV · Edward V · Richard III · Henry VII · Henry VIII · Edward VI · Jane · Mary I and · Philip · Elizabeth I

Monarchs of Scotland before 1603

Kenneth I MacAlpin · Donald I · Constantine I · Áed · Giric · Eochaid · Donald II · Constantine II · Malcolm I · Indulf · Dub · Cuilén · Amlaíb · Kenneth II · Constantine III · Kenneth III · Malcolm II · Duncan I · Macbeth · Lulach · Malcolm III Canmore · Donald III · Duncan II · Donald III · Edgar · Alexander I · David I · Malcolm IV · William I · Alexander II · Alexander III · Margaret · First Interregnum · John · Second Interregnum · Robert I · David II · Edward · Robert II · Robert III · James I · James II · James III · James IV · James V · Mary I · James VI

Monarchs of England and Scotland after the Union of the Crowns in 1603

James I & VI · Charles I · Commonwealth · Charles II · James II & VII · William III & II · Mary II · Anne

British monarchs after the Acts of Union 1707

Anne · George I · George II · George III · George IV · William IV · Victoria · Edward VII · George V · Edward VIII · George VI · Elizabeth II

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