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VI British & World English

Virgin Islands

six British & World English

Equivalent to the product of two and three; one more than five, or four less than ten; 6

Felipe VI British & World English

(B.1968), king of Spain from 2014; full name Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia. His father Juan Carlos abdicated in his favour in 2014

Mithridates VI British & World English

(Circa 132–63 bc), king of Pontus 120–63; known as Mithridates the Great. His expansionist policies led to three wars with Rome (88-5; 83-2; 74-66). He was finally defeated by Pompey

Henry1 British & World English

Henry VI (1421–71), son of Henry V, reigned 1422–61 and 1470-1. He was unfit to rule effectively on his own due to a recurrent mental illness. Government by the monarchy became increasingly unpopular and after intermittent civil war with the House of York (the Wars of the Roses), Henry was deposed in 1461 by Edward IV. He briefly regained his throne following a Lancastrian uprising

Henry3 British & World English

Henry VI (1165–97), reigned 1169–97, Holy Roman emperor 1191-7

Ivan1 British & World English

Ivan VI (1740–64), infant tsar of Russia 1740-1

James2 British & World English

James I (1566–1625), son of Mary, Queen of Scots, king of Scotland (as James VI) 1567–1625, and of England and Ireland 1603–25. He inherited the throne of England from Elizabeth I, as great-grandson of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII. His declaration of the divine right of kings and his intended alliance with Spain made him unpopular with Parliament

John2 British & World English

John VI (1767–1826), reigned 1816–26

Louis British & World English

Louis VI (1081–1137), reigned 1108–37

Edward British & World English

Edward VI (1537–53), son of Henry VIII, reigned 1547–53. His reign saw the establishment of Protestantism as the state religion

George British & World English

George VI (1895–1952), son of George V, reigned 1936–52. He came to the throne on the abdication of his elder brother Edward VIII. Despite a retiring disposition he became a popular monarch, gaining respect for the staunch example he and his family set during the London Blitz

Philip2 British & World English

Philip VI (1293–1350), reigned 1328–50; known as Philip of Valois. The founder of the Valois dynasty, Philip came to the throne on the death of Charles IV, whose only child was a girl and barred from ruling. His claim was challenged by Edward III of England; the dispute developed into the Hundred Years War

Charles4 British & World English

Charles VI (1685–1740), reigned 1711–40. His claim to the Spanish throne instigated the War of the Spanish Succession, but he was ultimately unsuccessful. He drafted the Pragmatic Sanction in an attempt to ensure that his daughter succeeded to the Habsburg dominions; this triggered the War of the Austrian Succession after his death

Henry VI in Henry1 British & World English

Henry VI (1421–71), son of Henry V, reigned 1422–61 and 1470-1. He was unfit to rule effectively on his own due to a recurrent mental illness. Government by the monarchy became increasingly unpopular and after intermittent civil war with the House of York (the Wars of the Roses), Henry was deposed in 1461 by Edward IV. He briefly regained his throne following a Lancastrian uprising

Henry VI in Henry3 British & World English

Henry VI (1165–97), reigned 1169–97, Holy Roman emperor 1191-7

Ivan VI in Ivan1 British & World English

Ivan VI (1740–64), infant tsar of Russia 1740-1

James VI in James1 British & World English

James VI (1566–1625), James I of England (see James)

John VI in John2 British & World English

John VI (1767–1826), reigned 1816–26

Louis VI in Louis British & World English

Louis VI (1081–1137), reigned 1108–37

Edward VI in Edward British & World English

Edward VI (1537–53), son of Henry VIII, reigned 1547–53. His reign saw the establishment of Protestantism as the state religion

George VI in George British & World English

George VI (1895–1952), son of George V, reigned 1936–52. He came to the throne on the abdication of his elder brother Edward VIII. Despite a retiring disposition he became a popular monarch, gaining respect for the staunch example he and his family set during the London Blitz

Philip VI in Philip2 British & World English

Philip VI (1293–1350), reigned 1328–50; known as Philip of Valois. The founder of the Valois dynasty, Philip came to the throne on the death of Charles IV, whose only child was a girl and barred from ruling. His claim was challenged by Edward III of England; the dispute developed into the Hundred Years War

Mithradates VI in Mithridates VI British & World English

(Circa 132–63 bc), king of Pontus 120–63; known as Mithridates the Great. His expansionist policies led to three wars with Rome (88-5; 83-2; 74-66). He was finally defeated by Pompey

Charles VI in Charles4 British & World English

Charles VI (1685–1740), reigned 1711–40. His claim to the Spanish throne instigated the War of the Spanish Succession, but he was ultimately unsuccessful. He drafted the Pragmatic Sanction in an attempt to ensure that his daughter succeeded to the Habsburg dominions; this triggered the War of the Austrian Succession after his death

Alfonso VI in Segovia British & World English

A city in north central Spain, north-east of Madrid; population 56,858 (2008). Taken by the Moors in the 8th century, it was reclaimed by the king of Castile, Alfonso VI (d.1109), in 1079