When did Queen Victoria live

February 10, 1840 - Queen Victoria marries Albert von Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha

On June 20, 1837, Victoria ascended the throne of the British Empire - and became one of the most important monarchs the UK has ever seen.

At the February 10, 1840 married Victoria Albert von Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha - and the English royal family was given the German name "Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha" *.

Although arranged by her uncle, King Leopold I of Belgium, the wedding was one Love marriage. The royal couple were happy together until Albert's death. After the death of her beloved man in December 1861, Victoria only wore widow's costume for 40 years until she succeeded her husband.

Victoria had 9 children, 40 grandchildren and 88 great-grandchildren. Often times Victoria becomes the "Grandmother of Europe" called because all of her children and many of her grandchildren married into European rulers. Her granddaughter Alix, for example, became the last Russian tsarina as the wife of Nicholas II. Her daughter Princess Victoria (Vicky) married the future German Emperor Friedrich III. Vicky's and Friedrich's firstborn son was the Queen's favorite grandson: the last German Emperor Wilhelm II.

Victoria's descendants also include the following living European monarchs: Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, King Harald V of Norway, King Karl XVI. Gustav of Sweden, Queen Sophia of Spain, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, King Juan Carlos of Spain.

Victoria died on January 22nd, 1901 in the arms of her favorite grandson Wilhelm. The German Kaiser had rushed to his grandmother's deathbed and stayed with the dying queen until she had taken her last breath. This ended the nearly 64-year era, the Victorian Age.

½ Sovereign Queen Victoria with veil, 916 gold, fine weight 3.99 grams, Ø 19mm

The Coins of their era - especially the different types of the gold sovereign - are still among the most popular editions of the Empire due to the importance of the ruler. The sovereign is the nominal value of an English gold coin. The first modern sovereign gold coins were minted in London from 1817 under King George III. Since this year, the British gold classic Pistrucci’s design “St. George and the Dragon ”.

*Until 1917 the British royal family bore the German name Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. Due to domestic political pressure during the First World War due to the German descent, King George V, the grandfather of Elizabeth II, changed the German name to the current name Windsor on July 17, 1917.

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Country: Great Britain
Keywords: 10-02, 1840, gold, Queen Victoria, Sovereign