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Encyclopedia > Emperor of India
New Crowns for Old depicts Disraeli as Abanazer from the pantomime version of Aladdin offering Victoria an Imperial crown in exchange for a Royal one.
New Crowns for Old depicts Disraeli as Abanazer from the pantomime version of Aladdin offering Victoria an Imperial crown in exchange for a Royal one.

The title Emperor of India is often used to refer to a variety of Great Indian Kings such as Ashoka and Akbar who ruled much of what is now India, Pakistan, Afganistan and Bangladesh. Image File history File links Victoria_Disraeli_cartoon. ... Image File history File links Victoria_Disraeli_cartoon. ... The Christmas Pantomime colour lithograph bookcover, 1890 Pantomime (informally, panto) refers to a theatrical genre, traditionally found in Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Ireland, which is usually performed around the Christmas and New Year holiday season. ... Aladdin in the Magic Garden, an illustration by Max Liebert from Ludwig Fuldas Aladdin und die Wunderlampe Aladdin (a corruption of the Arabic name , Arabic: علاء الدين literally nobility of faith) is one of the tales with an Arab Syrian origin[1] in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights... Allegiance: Maurya Empire (Magadha Empire) Rank: Emperor Succeeded by: Dasaratha Maurya Reign: 273 BC-232 BC Place of birth: Pataliputra, Magadha, India Battles/Wars Kalinga War Emperor Ashoka the Great (DevanāgarÄ«: अशोक(:); IAST transliteration: , pronunciation: ) (Imperial title: Devanampiya Piyadassi, Prakrit for He who is the beloved of the Gods and... For other uses, see Akbar (disambiguation). ... Afghanistan (Pashtu/Iran in the west, Pakistan in the south and east, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the easternmost part of the country. ...


More specifically, the title was used by the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah II after the Indian Rebellion of 1857; it was also used later by British rulers of India. Bahadur Shah Zafar in 1858, just after his show trial in Delhi and before his departure for exile in Rangoon. ... Combatants 7 Indian princely states, Freedom Fighters, Rebelling East India Company Sepoys British East India Company Wikisource has an original article from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica about: Indian Mutiny The Indian Rebellion of 1857 (Hindi: १८५७ का प्रथम भारतीय स्वतंत्रता संग्राम), often known in Western literature as the Indian Mutiny and mainly in Indian literature...


After the Mughal Emperor was deposed by the British East India Company, and after the company itself was dissolved, the title Empress of India was taken by Queen Victoria in 1877. The title was created nineteen years after the formal incorporation into the British Empire of Britain's possessions and protectorates on the Indian subcontinent, comprising most of modern-day India (excluding Portuguese colony Goa, State of Sikkim, French colony Pondicherry), Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Burma (though the latter would be made a separate colony in 1937). Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is usually credited with creating the title for her. Also, the title was created when it became evident that Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, would become an empress when her husband ascended the German imperial throne. The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was the first joint-stock company (the Dutch East India Company was the first to issue public stock). ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... Map of South Asia (see note) This article deals with the geophysical region in Asia. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS (December 21, 1804 – April 19, 1881), born Benjamin DIsraeli was a British Conservative statesman and literary figure. ... Victoria of the United Kingdom (born Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise) 21 November 1840 – 5 August 1901) was the eldest child and daughter of Queen Victoria and her consort Albert. ...


When Victoria died, and her son Edward VII ascended the throne, his title became Emperor of India. The title continued until India and Pakistan became independent from the United Kingdom at midnight on 14/15 August 1947. The title itself was not formally abandoned by Edward VIII's successor, George VI, until 1948. Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of Great Britain, Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from the death of his father, George V (1910–36), on 20... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. ...


When signing their name for Indian business, a British King-Emperor or reigning Queen-Empress used the initials R I (Rex/Regina Imperator/Imperatrix) or the abbreviation Ind. Imp. (Indiae Imperator/Imperatrix) after their name (while the one reigning Queen-Empress, Victoria, used the initials R I, the three consorts of the married King-Emperors simply used R). This was also used on many British coins, including some 1948 coins of George VI. A king-emperor (feminine queen-empress) is a sovereign ruler who is simultaneously a king of one territory and emperor of another. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


When a male monarch held the title, his Queen Consort assumed the title Queen-Empress, but unlike Queen Victoria, they themselves were not reigning monarchs but the consorts of reigning monarchs. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Queen-Empress is either the consort of a King-Emperor or holds the dual sovereignty over two territories in her own right. ...


Emperors and Empresses of India

Monarch Began Ended Consort
Emperor Bahadur Shah II (Bahadur Shah Zafar) May 1857
proclaimed Emperor of India in Delhi, was the Mughal Emperor since 1837
Sept 1857 none
Queen-Empress Victoria 28 April 1876
proclaimed in Great Britain
1 January 1877
proclaimed in India
22 January 1901 none
King-Emperor Edward VII 22 January 1901 6 May 1910 Queen-Empress Alexandra
King-Emperor George V 6 May 1910 20 January 1936 Queen-Empress Mary
King-Emperor Edward VIII 20 January 1936 11 December 1936 none
King-Emperor George VI 11 December 1936 15 August 1947
Indian independence
22 June 1948
title abandoned
Queen-Empress Elizabeth
A plaque on the Manchester Town Hall records George VI's titles before giving up being Emperor of India.
A plaque on the Manchester Town Hall records George VI's titles before giving up being Emperor of India.
Signature of King Edward VIII
The 'R' and 'I' after his name indicate 'king' and 'emperor' in Latin ('Rex' and 'Imperator').

Bahadur Shah Zafar in 1858, just after his show trial in Delhi and before his departure for exile in Rangoon. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... Princess Alexandra of Denmark (later Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925), was Queen Consort to Edward VII of the United Kingdom and thus Empress of India during her husbands reign. ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 - 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, as a result of his creating it from the British branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was the Queen Consort of George V. Queen Mary was also the Empress of India and Queen of Ireland. ... Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of Great Britain, Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from the death of his father, George V (1910–36), on 20... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. ... Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite; 4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002), was the Queen Consort of George VI from 1936 until his death in 1952. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1168x1760, 392 KB) Summary A plaque on the Manchester Town Hall records George VIs titles before giving up being Emperor of India. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1168x1760, 392 KB) Summary A plaque on the Manchester Town Hall records George VIs titles before giving up being Emperor of India. ... Manchester Town Hall Manchester Town Hall is a building in Manchester, England that houses the citys government and administrative functions. ... crop of existing image on wiki This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or more. ... crop of existing image on wiki This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or more. ... Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of Great Britain, Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from the death of his father, George V (1910–36), on 20... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...

King of India and Pakistan

George VI continued to hold the title King of India for two years during the short Governor-Generalships of Lord Mountbatten and of C. Rajagopalachari until India became a republic on 26 January 1950. George VI remained as King of the United Kingdom and King of Pakistan until his death in 1952. Pakistan became a republic on 23 March 1956, so Elizabeth II was Queen of Pakistan for four years. The Governor-Generals Flag (1885–1947) depicted the Star of India on a Union Flag. ... Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC (25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979) was a British admiral and statesman and an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (Tamil: சக்ரவர்தி ராஜகோபாலாச்சாரி) (b. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British monarch or Sovereign is the head of state of the United Kingdom and in the British overseas territories. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ...


See also


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Emperor of India - definition of Emperor of India in Encyclopedia (330 words)
The title Empress of India was given to Queen Victoria in 1877 when India was formally incorporated into the British Empire.
The title continued until India and Pakistan became independent from the United Kingdom at midnight on 14/15 August 1947.
George VI continued to reign as King of India for two years during the short Governor-Generalships of The Earl Mountbatten of Burma and of Rajagopalachari until India became a republic on 26 January 1950.
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: HMS Emperor of India (1913) (295 words)
HMS Emperor of India was an Iron Duke-class battleship of the Royal Navy.
Emperor of India was laid down on 31 May 1912 at Barrow-in-Furness by Vickers.
In 1918, Emperor of India was present at the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet, which was subsequently interned at Scapa Flow, and then scuttled by the Germans to prevent the warships falling into Allied hands.
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