King Edward VII


Is King Edward VII Dead or Still Alive? King Edward VII Birthday and Date of Death

King Edward VII

King Edward VII Death

Edward passed away on May 6, 1910 at the age of 68 in Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom.

King Edward VII death quick facts:
  • When did King Edward VII die?

    May 6, 1910
  • How old was King Edward VII when died?

  • Where did King Edward VII die? What was the location of death?

    Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom

King Edward VII Birthday and Date of Death

King Edward VII was born on November 9, 1841 and died on May 6, 1910. Edward was 68 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: November 9, 1841
Date of Death: May 6, 1910
Age at Death: 68

Is King Edward VII's father, Prince Albert, dead or alive?

Prince Albert's information is not available now.

Is King Edward VII's mother, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, dead or alive?

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom's information is not available now.

King Edward VII's sisters :

Edward has 7 sisters:
  • King Edward VII's sister, Victoria, is still alive and kicking.

  • Princess Royal
  • King Edward VII's sister, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, died on December 14, 1878 as he was 35 years old. His cause of death was diphtheria.

  • King Edward VII's sister, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, died on June 9, 1923 as he was 77 years old.

  • Princess Louise
  • Duchess of Argyll
  • Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom

King Edward VII's brothers :

Edward has 6 brothers:
  • Alfred
  • Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
  • Prince Arthur
  • Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
  • Prince Leopold
  • Duke of Albany

King Edward VII's pet, dead or alive?

  • Caesar (dog-wire fox terrier)

King Edward VII - Biography

Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death.
Edward habitually smoked twenty cigarettes and twelve cigars a day. In 1907, a rodent ulcer, a type of cancer affecting the skin next to his nose, was cured with radium. Towards the end of his life he increasingly suffered from bronchitis. He suffered a momentary loss of consciousness during a state visit to Berlin in February 1909. In March 1910, he was staying at Biarritz when he collapsed. He remained there to convalesce, while in London Asquith tried to get the Finance Bill passed. The King's continued ill health was unreported and he attracted criticism for staying in France while political tensions were so high. On 27 April he returned to Buckingham Palace, still suffering from severe bronchitis. Alexandra returned from visiting her brother, King George I of Greece, in Corfu a week later on 5 May.

The following day, the King suffered several heart attacks, but refused to go to bed, saying, "No, I shall not give in; I shall go on; I shall work to the end." Between moments of faintness, his son the Prince of Wales (shortly to be King George V) told him that his horse, Witch of the Air, had won at Kempton Park that afternoon. The King replied, "Yes, I have heard of it. I am very glad": his final words. At 11:30 p.m. he lost consciousness for the last time and was put to bed. He died 15 minutes later.
Alexandra refused to allow the King's body to be moved for eight days afterwards, though she allowed small groups of visitors to enter his room. On 11 May, the late King was dressed in his uniform and placed in a massive oak coffin, which was moved on 14 May to the throne room, where it was sealed and lay in state, with a guardsman stood at each corner of the bier. Despite the time that had elapsed since his death, Alexandra noted the King's body remained "wonderfully preserved".
On the morning of 17 May, the coffin was placed on a gun carriage and drawn by black horses to Westminster Hall, with the new King and his family walking behind. Following a brief service, the royal family left, and the hall was opened to the public; over 400,000 people filed past the coffin over the next two days.