Elizabeth Woodville

1437 - 1492

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Elizabeth Woodville (also spelt Wydville, Wydeville, or Widvile; c. 1437 – 8 June 1492), later known as Dame Elizabeth Grey, was Queen of England from 1 May 1464 until 3 October 1470 and from 11 April 1471 until 9 April 1483 as the wife of King Edward IV. She was a key figure in the Wars of the Roses, a dynastic civil war between the Lancastrian and the Yorkist factions between 1455 and 1487. At the time of her birth, Elizabeth's family was of middle rank in the English social hierarchy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elizabeth Woodville has received more than 9,009,439 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Elizabeth Woodville is the 98th most popular companion (down from 44th in 2019), the 312th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 186th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Companion.

Elizabeth Woodville was the queen consort of King Edward IV of England. She was the mother of the Princes in the Tower and the grandmother of King Henry VII.

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Among companions, Elizabeth Woodville ranks 98 out of 784Before her are Julia Domna, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Constance, Queen of Sicily, Caterina Sforza, Mary of Teck, and Carlos, Prince of Asturias. After her are Maria Luisa of Parma, Alexandra Feodorovna, Gala Dalí, Frederica of Hanover, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Pulcheria.

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Among people born in 1437, Elizabeth Woodville ranks 1After her are Elizabeth of Austria, Isaac Abarbanel, Isabella of Bourbon, John IV, Duke of Bavaria, Annius of Viterbo, and Filippo Buonaccorsi. Among people deceased in 1492, Elizabeth Woodville ranks 6Before her are Lorenzo de' Medici, Pope Innocent VIII, Piero della Francesca, Jami, and Casimir IV Jagiellon. After her are Gülbahar Hatun, Beatrice of Silva, Antoine Busnois, Sonni Ali, Jaume Huguet, and Christina Abrahamsdotter.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Elizabeth Woodville ranks 312 out of 8,785Before her are John Herschel (1792), Thomas Becket (1119), Harold Wilson (1916), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), Mary of Teck (1867), and Robert Fripp (1946). After her are Vivienne Westwood (1941), Frederick Sanger (1918), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Stanley Matthews (1915), Arthur Harden (1865), and Jon Lord (1941).

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