This English king ruled from 1936 until 1952 and, during the 1930s and '40s, served as the final emperor of British-controlled India. His older daughter, Elizabeth II, became Queen of England.
During his reign, the British Empire dissolved into the Commonwealth of Nations; World War II began and ended; and the United States and the Soviet Union became the world's great powers.
His marriage to Elizabeth the Queen Mother (Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon) resulted in two daughters: Elizabeth II and Margaret.
After training at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, he briefly studied at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Born Albert Frederick Arthur George, he was the younger son of King George V and Mary of Teck. He took the throne after his brother Edward defied royal protocol by marrying an American divorcee.
- The meaning of the name VI: Violet