Anne Boleyn

1501 - 1536

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Anne Boleyn (; c. 1501 – 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536, as the second wife of King Henry VIII. The circumstances of her marriage and of her execution by beheading for treason and other charges made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that marked the start of the English Reformation. Anne was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Howard, and was educated in the Netherlands and France, largely as a maid of honour to Queen Claude of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Boleyn has received more than 17,466,070 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Anne Boleyn is the 2nd most popular companion (up from 4th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 40th in 2019) and the most popular British Companion.

Anne Boleyn is most famous for being the second wife of King Henry VIII of England. She was executed in 1536 on charges of treason, adultery, and incest.

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Among companions, Anne Boleyn ranks 2 out of 687Before her are Nefertiti. After her are Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Catherine de' Medici, Aisha, Helena, Catherine of Aragon, Fatimah, Empress Joséphine, Eva Braun, Khadija bint Khuwaylid, and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma.

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Among people born in 1501, Anne Boleyn ranks 1After her are Gerolamo Cardano, Pope Marcellus II, Isabella of Austria, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Garcilaso de la Vega, Yi Hwang, Leonhart Fuchs, Sahib I Giray, Bairam Khan, Ivan Susanin, and Maurice Scève. Among people deceased in 1536, Anne Boleyn ranks 2Before her is Erasmus. After her are Catherine of Aragon, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Germaine of Foix, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, William Tyndale, George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, Baldassare Peruzzi, Cecilia Gallerani, John of Leiden, and Garcilaso de la Vega.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Anne Boleyn ranks 24 out of 6,924Before her are Agatha Christie (1890), Charles Dickens (1812), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Alan Turing (1912), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), and Richard I of England (1157). After her are James Cook (1728), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), John Lennon (1940), Mary I of England (1516), Alexander Fleming (1881), and Arthur Conan Doyle (1859).

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Among companions born in United Kingdom, Anne Boleyn ranks 1After her are Mary Boleyn (1499), Jane Seymour (1508), Elizabeth of York (1466), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), Elizabeth Woodville (1437), Anne Hathaway (1556), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), Catherine Howard (1523), Catherine Parr (1512), Mordred (null), and Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496).