Mary Boleyn

1499 - 1543

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Mary Boleyn, also known as Lady Mary (c. 1499 – 19 July 1543), was the sister of English queen consort Anne Boleyn, whose family enjoyed considerable influence during the reign of King Henry VIII. Mary was one of the mistresses of Henry VIII for an unknown period of time. It has been rumoured that she bore two of the king's children, though Henry did not acknowledge either of them as he had acknowledged Henry FitzRoy, his son by another mistress, Elizabeth Blount. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Boleyn has received more than 4,396,228 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Mary Boleyn is the 16th most popular companion (up from 66th in 2019), the 94th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 257th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Companion.

Mary Boleyn is most famous for being the sister of Anne Boleyn, who was the second wife of King Henry VIII.

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Among companions, Mary Boleyn ranks 16 out of 687Before her are Eva Braun, Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Madame de Pompadour, and Mihrimah Sultan. After her are Roxana, Lucretia, Nefertari, Ankhesenamun, Nurbanu Sultan, and Messalina.

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Among people born in 1499, Mary Boleyn ranks 1After her are Pope Pius IV, Diane de Poitiers, Claude of France, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Giulio Romano, Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset, Bernardino de Sahagún, Claude Garamond, Peter of Alcantara, Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat, and Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. Among people deceased in 1543, Mary Boleyn ranks 2Before her is Nicolaus Copernicus. After her are Şehzade Mehmed, Afonso I of Kongo, Al-Mutawakkil III, Johann Eck, Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Melchior Hoffman, Francesco Granacci, and Sebastian Franck.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Boleyn ranks 94 out of 6,924Before her are Roger Moore (1927), David Livingstone (1813), Walter Scott (1771), Ian McKellen (1939), William Blake (1757), and Maggie Smith (1934). After her are J. M. W. Turner (1775), Alex Ferguson (1941), Christopher Lee (1922), Edward VIII (1894), Charlotte Brontë (1816), and Michael Caine (1933).

Among COMPANIONS In United Kingdom

Among companions born in United Kingdom, Mary Boleyn ranks 2Before her are Anne Boleyn (1501). After her are Jane Seymour (1508), Elizabeth of York (1466), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), Elizabeth Woodville (1437), Anne Hathaway (1556), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), Catherine Howard (1523), Catherine Parr (1512), Mordred (null), and Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496).