Mary I of England

1516 - 1558

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Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558), also known as Mary Tudor, and as "Bloody Mary" by her Protestant opponents, was Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 and Queen of Spain and the Habsburg dominions as the wife of King Philip II from January 1556 until her death in 1558. She is best known for her vigorous attempt to reverse the English Reformation, which had begun during the reign of her father, King Henry VIII. Her attempt to restore to the Church the property confiscated in the previous two reigns was largely thwarted by Parliament, but during her five-year reign, Mary had over 280 religious dissenters burned at the stake in the Marian persecutions. Mary was the only surviving child of Henry VIII by his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary I of England has received more than 24,198,148 page views. Her biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Mary I of England is the 120th most popular politician (down from 67th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Politician.

Mary I of England, also known as "Bloody Mary," was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. She was the first Queen Regnant of England. Her reign was marked by her attempts to restore Roman Catholicism in England.

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Over the past year Mary I of England has had the most page views in the with 2,522,974 views, followed by Spanish (443,468), and Russian (304,724). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Classical Chinese (878.21%), Marathi (371.95%), and Wu Chinese (126.54%)


Among politicians, Mary I of England ranks 120 out of 19,576Before her are Silvio Berlusconi, Hadrian, Pontius Pilate, Kim Jong-il, Golda Meir, and Ariel Sharon. After her are Mehmed III, Yitzhak Rabin, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Tiberius, Louis XIII of France, and Theodosius I.

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Among people born in 1516, Mary I of England ranks 1After her are Conrad Gessner, Bayinnaung, Margaret Leijonhufvud, William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Tabinshwehti, Hieronymus Wolf, André Thevet, Cristóvão da Gama, Realdo Colombo, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and Söyembikä of Kazan. Among people deceased in 1558, Mary I of England ranks 3Before her are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Hurrem Sultan. After her are Mary of Hungary, Eleanor of Austria, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Clément Janequin, Reginald Pole, Robert Recorde, Johannes Bugenhagen, Jean Fernel, and Macropedius.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary I of England ranks 38 out of 8,785Before her are James Cook (1728), James Prescott Joule (1818), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), Jane Austen (1775), Robert Hooke (1635), and David Hume (1711). After her are John Maynard Keynes (1883), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), John Lennon (1940), John Major (1943), John Dalton (1766), and Bertrand Russell (1872).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Mary I of England ranks 9Before her are Richard III of England (1452), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), Queen Victoria (1819), Richard I of England (1157), Mary II of England (1662), and Margaret Thatcher (1925). After her are John Major (1943), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Olav V of Norway (1903), Edward Heath (1916), and George III of the United Kingdom (1738).