Queen Victoria – the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (20 June 1837 – 22 January 1901) was one of the most powerful and influential monarchs of the British Empire. One of the earliest and youngest woman to be made the queen, her reign of 63 years and seven months is longer than that of any of her predecessors and is known as the Victorian Era. She was loved by her people and was popular for her courageous political administration which brought about great expansion of the British Empire. Her reign was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India as a major period of the British rule in India was under her sovereignty. Strong, elegant and extremely conventional; she has left a huge legacy which has influenced the entire world. Below are some of the amazing facts of her life.