The British Queen Victoria, who ruled her country for more than 63 years, was born on this day in 1819. The Victorian era of British history was named after Queen Victoria, and it covered the long period of her reign.
Victoria was born at Kensington Palace in London. Her mother was 32 years old, and her father was aged 51. Victoria’s mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, had been a widow before her second marriage. She had two children from a previous marriage – a daughter named Feodora and son named Carl Friedrich. Therefore, Victoria had a half-sister and a half-brother. Carl had the title of Prince of Leiningen, and Feodora married the Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Carl, Prince of Leiningen, became the German Prime Minister (German: Ministerpräsident) in 1848, and it is interesting to note that his descendants still hold the title of Prince of Leiningen.