Louise of Great Britain

1724 - 1751

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Louise of Great Britain (originally Louisa; 18 December [O.S. 7 December] 1724 – 19 December 1751) was Queen of Denmark and Norway from 1746 until her death, as the first wife of King Frederick V. She was the youngest surviving daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach. The marriage between Louise and Frederick V of Denmark was arranged solely for political reasons (King George's ministers wanted Danish support in disputes with Prussia). Although the marriage was arranged, the couple got along quite well, at least during the first years of marriage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louise of Great Britain has received more than 474,027 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Louise of Great Britain is the 265th most popular companion (up from 267th in 2019), the 749th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 815th in 2019) and the 25th most popular British Companion.

Louise of Great Britain is most famous for being the wife of King George IV and the mother of King Edward VII.

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Among companions, Louise of Great Britain ranks 265 out of 784Before her are Christina of Saxony, Agnes of Antioch, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Anna Porphyrogenita, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Linda McCartney. After her are Imelda Marcos, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, Maria Laskarina, Adelaide del Vasto, Elisabeth of Romania, and Sophia Magdalena of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1724, Louise of Great Britain ranks 6Before her are Immanuel Kant, Maria Amalia of Saxony, Cao Xueqin, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, and Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria. After her are Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Peter von Biron, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Eva Ekeblad. Among people deceased in 1751, Louise of Great Britain ranks 6Before her are Tomaso Albinoni, Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Frederick I of Sweden, William IV, Prince of Orange, and Frederick, Prince of Wales. After her are Tokugawa Yoshimune, Jacques I, Prince of Monaco, Peter Lacy, Christopher Polhem, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, and Robert Maynard.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Louise of Great Britain ranks 749 out of 8,785Before her are J. L. Austin (1911), Arthur Cayley (1821), John Macleod (1876), Andrew Huxley (1917), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982), and E. H. Carr (1892). After her are Edgar F. Codd (1923), Margaret Rutherford (1892), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508), Banksy (1970), and William Holman Hunt (1827).

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