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  1. Mini Biography of Queen Victoria Dr. Sardharwalla August 2006

  2. Mini Biography of Queen Victoria (b. 1819, r. 1837-d. 1901) • Birth name : Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent • Height : 5' (1.52 m) • Born in 1819, Victoria was an only child of Edward, the Duke of Kent. • In 1837, she ascended to the throne and became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. • She was only 18 at this time, and the Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, served as her educator in political decision-making. • Victoria soon displayed her iron will, which allowed her to effectively rule by her own power. • It was in June of 1840 that the Queen married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. • They happily raised nine children, who were to become important figures in the major monarchical states of the 20th Century. Dr. Sardharwalla August 2006

  3. Mini Biography of Queen Victoria • The Queen's loss of the Prince Consort in December of 1861 drove her into prolonged mourning and depression. • Her policy-making seemed to change substantially from the time prior to Albert's death. • This prolonged mourning kept her occupied for the rest of her life and played an important role in the evolution of what would become the Victorian mentality. • Eventually Victoria became one of Great Britain's most popular and prominent monarchs. • She was named Empress of India in 1876, which was an event that showed the interest of the Queen and Great Britain in world colonization, throughout the 19th Century. • Victoria's long reign witnessed an evolution in English politics and the expansion of the British Empire, as well as political and social reform on the continent.  • Queen Victoria died of natural causes in January of 1901. Dr. Sardharwalla August 2006

  4. Time Line of Queen Victoria 1819 1837 1840 1857 1861 1901 1840 Princess Victoria Born Victoria Becomes Queen Marries Prince Albert First Child Born Last Child Born Death of Prince Albert Death of Queen Victoria Dr. Sardharwalla August 2006