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Margaret,1930–2002, British princess, second daughter of King George VIGeorge VI
(Albert Frederick Arthur George), 1895–1952, king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936–52), second son of George V; successor of his elder brother, Edward VIII. He attended the royal naval colleges at Osborne and Dartmouth and served in World War I.
..... Click the link for more information. and sister of Queen Elizabeth IIElizabeth II,
1926–, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1952–), elder daughter and successor of George VI, and Britain's longest reigning monarch. At age 18 she was made a State Counsellor, a confidante of the king.
..... Click the link for more information. , b. Glamis, Scotland. In 1960 she married a commoner, the photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who was created earl of SnowdonSnowdon, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of,
1930–, British photographer. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he married Princess Margaret in 1960 and was created earl the following year.
..... Click the link for more information. in 1961. They were divorced in 1978. They had two children: David, Viscount Linley (b. 1961), and Sarah (b. 1964).
(Margrete). Born 1353; died Oct. 28, 1412, in Flensburg. Queen of Denmark, Norway (from 1387), and Sweden (from 1389).
Margaret was the daughter of the Danish king Waldemar IV Atterdag and the wife of the Norwegian king Haakon VI. She became the ruler of Denmark in 1376 when her young son Olaf was elected king of Denmark; after her husband’s death in 1380 she also became ruler of Norway. Upon her son’s death in 1387 she became queen of both states. After the defeat of Albert of Mecklenburg’s troops in 1389 she became queen of Sweden. She was the initiator of the Union of Kalmar of 1397, which united the three Scandinavian states, and in fact governed them to the end of her life.