19 January 1901

Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom, stricken with paralysis. She dies three days later at the age of 81.

Queen Victoria, who reigned as the Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 until her death in 1901, passed away on January 22, 1901, at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. Her death marked the end of the Victorian era, a period characterized by significant cultural, political, and industrial changes.

Queen Victoria’s decline in health leading up to her death was attributed to a combination of factors, including her advanced age, numerous medical issues, and the emotional toll of the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert, in 1861. In the later years of her life, Victoria faced several health challenges, including rheumatism and diminishing eyesight. However, it was a cerebral hemorrhage that ultimately caused her death.

On the evening of January 22, 1901, Queen Victoria suffered a stroke or cerebral hemorrhage while at Osborne House. She was surrounded by her family, including her son, the future King Edward VII, and her grandson, the German Emperor Wilhelm II. Queen Victoria’s condition deteriorated rapidly, and she passed away at the age of 81.

Following her death, Queen Victoria’s body was placed in her White Drawing Room at Osborne House, where she lay in state for a few days. Her funeral took place on February 2, 1901, and she was interred beside her husband, Prince Albert, at the Frogmore Mausoleum near Windsor Castle. Queen Victoria’s death marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter in British history.