Mary, Queen of Scots

1542 - 1587

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Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 until her forced abdication in 1567. The only surviving legitimate child of James V of Scotland, Mary was six days old when her father died and she inherited the throne. During her childhood, Scotland was governed by regents, first by the heir to the throne, James Hamilton, Earl of Arran, and then by her mother, Mary of Guise. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary, Queen of Scots has received more than 50,947,443 page views. Her biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Mary, Queen of Scots is the 179th most popular politician (down from 96th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 30th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Politician.

Mary, Queen of Scots was a Scottish queen who was beheaded by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 78.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 91

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Mary, Queen of Scots has had the most page views in the with 3,396,492 views, followed by French (363,077), and Russian (344,874). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Arabic (321.27%), Pashto (110.09%), and Danish (109.90%)


Among politicians, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 179 out of 19,576Before her are George W. Bush, Salvador Allende, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Lee Kuan Yew, Osman II, and Louis Philippe I. After her are Alp Arslan, Paul von Hindenburg, Oliver Cromwell, Titus, Charles X of France, and Babur.

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Among people born in 1542, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 2Before her is Akbar. After her are Tokugawa Ieyasu, John of the Cross, Hattori Hanzō, Robert Bellarmine, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, Jan Zamoyski, Ruqaiya Sultan Begum, Henriette of Cleves, and Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona. Among people deceased in 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 1After her are Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Occhiali, Gotthard Kettler, Bianca Cappello, Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Felix of Cantalice, Ōtomo Sōrin, Ōmura Sumitada, Hai Rui, John Foxe, and Francisco Hernández de Toledo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 51 out of 8,785Before her are Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Richard Burton (1925), Sean Connery (1930), and Francis Drake (1540). After her are Oliver Cromwell (1599), Thomas More (1478), Daniel Defoe (1660), Charles Babbage (1791), Olav V of Norway (1903), and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 11Before her are Queen Victoria (1819), Richard I of England (1157), Mary II of England (1662), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), and John Major (1943). After her are Oliver Cromwell (1599), Olav V of Norway (1903), Edward Heath (1916), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Alfred the Great (849), and George VI (1895).