Cecily Neville, Duchess of York

1415 - 1495

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Cecily Neville (3 May 1415 – 31 May 1495) was an English noblewoman, the wife of Richard, Duke of York (1411–1460), and the mother of two kings of England—Edward IV and Richard III. Cecily Neville was known as "the Rose of Raby", because she was born at Raby Castle in Durham, and "Proud Cis", because of her pride and a temper that went with it, although she was also known for her piety. She herself signed her name "Cecylle". Her husband, the Duke of York, was the leading contender for the throne of England from the House of York during the period of the Wars of the Roses until his death in 1460. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York has received more than 970,996 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Cecily Neville, Duchess of York is the 2,329th most popular politician (up from 4,251st in 2019), the 565th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 917th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular British Politician.

Cecily Neville, Duchess of York is most famous for being the mother of Edward IV, Richard III, and George, Duke of Clarence.

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Among politicians, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York ranks 2,329 out of 15,710Before her are Abolhassan Banisadr, Emperor Dezong of Tang, Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress, Khaba, Volusianus, and Mus‘ab ibn 'Umair. After her are Occhiali, Al-Hadi, Robert, King of Naples, Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Prajadhipok, and Mieszko I of Poland.

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Among people born in 1415, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York ranks 5Before her are Piero della Francesca, Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, Dieric Bouts, and Vasily II of Moscow. After her are Joanot Martorell, Jan Długosz, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Albert van Ouwater, John Argyropoulos, and Aristotele Fioravanti. Among people deceased in 1495, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York ranks 4Before her are John II of Portugal, Sultan Cem, and Seongjong of Joseon. After her are Alfonso II of Naples, Francis, Count of Vendôme, Cosimo Tura, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Jacob Sprenger, Elizabeth Tudor, Magdalena of France, and Jasper Tudor.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York ranks 565 out of 6,924Before her are William Byrd (1543), Brook Taylor (1685), David Attenborough (1926), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Jean Simmons (1929), and John Horton Conway (1937). After her are Douglas Adams (1952), Robbie Coltrane (1950), David Brewster (1781), Diana Rigg (1938), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), and Edmund Cartwright (1743).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York ranks 102Before her are James III of Scotland (1451), Edmund Ironside (993), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), Marie of Romania (1875), Harthacnut I of Denmark (880), and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473). After her are Kenneth MacAlpin (810), William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930), Gordon Brown (1951), and Gladwyn Jebb (1900).