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, was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 until her forced abdication in 1567. Mary, the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland, was six days old when her father died and she acceded to the throne. She spent most of her childhood in France while Scotland was ruled by regents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary, Queen of Scots has received more than 42,696,040 page views. Her biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Mary, Queen of Scots is the 58th most popular politician (down from 51st in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 18th in 2019) and the 5th 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 58 out of 15,710Before her are Trajan, Hammurabi, Henry Kissinger, Akhenaten, Saddam Hussein, and Franz Joseph I of Austria. After her are Nicholas II of Russia, Diocletian, Pontius Pilate, Hurrem Sultan, Benjamin Franklin, and Kim Il-sung.

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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, Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, Jan Zamoyski, Henriette of Cleves, and Mariam-uz-Zamani. 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, Francisco Hernández de Toledo, John Foxe, and Hai Rui.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 20 out of 6,924Before her are Thomas Hobbes (1588), Michael Faraday (1791), Henry VIII of England (1491), Richard III of England (1452), Agatha Christie (1890), and Charles Dickens (1812). After her are Alan Turing (1912), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Richard I of England (1157), Anne Boleyn (1501), James Cook (1728), and Alexander Graham Bell (1847).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Mary, Queen of Scots ranks 5Before her are Elizabeth I of England (1533), Winston Churchill (1874), Queen Victoria (1819), and Richard III of England (1452). After her are Richard I of England (1157), Mary I of England (1516), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary II of England (1662), Henry V of England (1386), Alfred the Great (849), and Oliver Cromwell (1599).