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This is a list of British monarchs by longevity since the Union of the Crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1603. To maintain consistency within the table, the dates of birth and death for each monarch are given in New Style. Two measures of the longevity are given—this is to allow for the differing number of leap days occurring within the life of each monarch. The first column is the number of days between date of birth and date of death, allowing for leap days; the second column breaks this number down into years, and days, with the years being the number of whole years the monarch lived, and then days after his or her last birthday. Elizabeth II (queen since 6 February 1952), is the longest lived British sovereign.
The Union of the Crowns was the accession of James VI of Scotland to the thrones of England and Ireland, and the consequential unification for some purposes of the three realms under a single monarch on 24 March 1603. The Union of Crowns followed the death of Elizabeth I of England, the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty, who was James's unmarried and childless first cousin twice removed.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and the North Channel to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
|Rank||Monarch||Date of birth||Date of death||Longevity|
|1||Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom||21 April 1926||Living||34,000||93 years, 32 days*|
|2||Victoria of the United Kingdom||24 May 1819||22 January 1901||29,828||81 years, 243 days|
|3||George III of the United Kingdom||4 June 1738||29 January 1820||29,823||81 years, 239 days|
|4||Edward VIII of the United Kingdom||23 June 1894||28 May 1972||28,463||77 years, 340 days|
|5||George II of Great Britain||10 November 1683||25 October 1760||28,108||76 years, 350 days|
|6||William IV of the United Kingdom||21 August 1765||20 June 1837||26,235||71 years, 303 days|
|7||George V of the United Kingdom||3 June 1865||20 January 1936||25,797||70 years, 231 days|
|8||Edward VII of the United Kingdom||9 November 1841||6 May 1910||25,014||68 years, 178 days|
|9||[[James II of England|James II of England and VII of |