As of 2014, there have been six King Georges of England. King George VI reigned from 1936 to 1952, and Queen Elizabeth II, the current British monarch as of 2014, ascended the throne upon his death. King George VI became king when his brother Edward VIII abdicated the throne.Continue Reading
According to About.com, King George I ruled from 1714 until 1727, while King George II ruled from 1727 until 1760. King George III ruled from 1760 through 1820, King George IV held the throne from 1820 until 1830, and King George V ruled from 1910 until 1936.
King George VI married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. As king, he is noted for helping get Britain through World War II. He died at 56 after a lung operation on Feb. 6, 1952, at Sandringham.Learn more about Modern Europe