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  • Faith: Christianity
  • Profession: Monarch
  • Lived: May 24, 1819 - January 22, 1901
  • Nationality: English
  • Known for: Queen of United Kingdom
  • Fun Fact: Victoria kept detailed journals throughout her adult life and made it a habit to write roughly 2,500 words each day.
  • Fun Fact: She reigned for longer than any other monarch from the United Kingdom with the exception of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on June 20, 1837. On May 1, 1876 she adopted the additional title Empress of India. Prior to her coronation, Victoria was far down the line of succession, but her father's three elder brother's died without legitimate children. This left her free to claim the throne when she was 18. She became a national icon despite having little power in the actual government and married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. They had nine children together. Their children married into noble and royal families across Europe earning Victoria the epithet "the grandmother of Europe."

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