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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 46,602,047 page views. Her biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Mary, Queen of Scots is the 98th most popular politician (down from 58th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 20th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Politician.

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

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Among politicians, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 98 out of 15,577Before her are Louis XV of France, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Henry IV of France, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Murad IV, and Uthman. After her are Theodosius I, Kim Il-sung, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Pontius Pilate, Mehmed III, and Philip IV of France.

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Among people born in 1542, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 1After her are Akbar, Tokugawa Ieyasu, John of the Cross, Hattori Hanzō, Robert Bellarmine, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, Isabella de' Medici, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Jan Zamoyski, Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, and Henriette of Cleves. 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, Felix of Cantalice, Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Hai Rui, Francisco Hernández de Toledo, John Foxe, Ōmura Sumitada, and Juraj Drašković.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 30 out of 7,765Before her are Richard I of England (1157), Charles Dickens (1812), James Cook (1728), Alexander Fleming (1881), Anne Boleyn (1501), and John Maynard Keynes (1883). After her are Robert Hooke (1635), Lord Byron (1788), Jane Austen (1775), John Dalton (1766), David Hume (1711), and Mary II of England (1662).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 8Before her are Winston Churchill (1874), Queen Victoria (1819), Richard III of England (1452), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), and Richard I of England (1157). After her are Mary II of England (1662), John Major (1943), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Alfred the Great (849), Henry VII of England (1457), and George VI (1895).