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Summary

Queen Victoria (born as Alexandrina Victoria in Kensington Palace, London, died in Osborne House, Isle of Wight) was a famous Royalty from United Kingdom, who lived between May 24, 1819 and January 22, 1901. She became 81 years old.

Biography

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from the 20th June 1837 until her death. Beginning in 1876, she also used the title of Empress of India.

Victoria was born as the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. From the mother's first marriage, she had a brother, Prince Karl zu Leiningen (1804-1856), and a sister, Princess Anna Augusta Feodor of Leiningen (1807-1872), married Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Until she was three she spoke only German, who was her mother tongue. She then received instruction in English language, and will later also have excellent spoken French, Italian, Greek and Latin.

When Victoria was ten years the death of her uncle, King George IV, childless. His brother William succeeded him on the throne as William IV, but he had no heirs, Victoria was heir to the throne. Her mother feared that someone would attempt to poison or kill Victoria, who was first in the succession line, and made sure that Victoria never went anywhere without a bodyguard, and moved her daughter's bed into their bedroom to make sure no one tried to kill her at night.

As the age of eighteen, ascended the throne, Victoria, after his uncle died on the 20th June 1837.
Victoria met her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, when she was sixteen. In addition to that they were in the family, they had both come to the world using the same doctor, Frau Siebold. She proposed to him (because she was the queen, could not he ask her), and the wedding took place on 10 February 1840. Victoria got the bourgeois name Wettin, when her husband belonged Wettin branch of the house Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

With its 63 years, 7 months and 2 days on the throne, she has reigned longer than any other British monarch, and is the longest reigning female monarch in the world. When the British Empire was at its largest, was one-fourth of the earth's land area and 500 million people under her, as a constitutional head of state. She has named the Victorian era, which describes the cultural and political currents of her reign.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by Queen.

Related authors: Benjamin Disraeli

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria

Famous quotes by Queen Victoria (15)


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"When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl - and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage"
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"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist"
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"The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself"
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"The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them"
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"I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous"
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"I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness"
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"I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all"
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"I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting"
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"Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves"
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"For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous"
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"Everybody grows but me"
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"Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife"
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"Being married gives one one's position like nothing else can"
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"An ugly baby is a very nasty object - and the prettiest is frightful"
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"A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one"


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