Ceylon, British / Queen Victoria

Ceylon, British - Queen Victoria (20 June 1837 - 22 January 1901)

In 1796 the British first entered the island and gained control of the coastal areas from the Dutch. After the Kandyan Wars and the signing of the Kandyan Convention in 1815 the island recognized the King of England as the King of Kandy, hence the British Monarch. This ended 2357 years of Sri Lankan monarchy. The Monarchs of Ceylon lasted from 1815 to 1972.

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Queen Victoria: Details
CountryCeylon, British
From20 June 1837
To22 January 1901
Personal Information Queen Victoria
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NameCeylon, British
From1796
To1972
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