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 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, 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 child of Henry VIII by his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, to survive to adulthood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary I of England has received more than 18,083,178 page views. Her biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Mary I of England is the 78th most popular politician (up from 91st in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 34th in 2019) and the 7th 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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Among politicians, Mary I of England ranks 78 out of 15,710Before her are Nikita Khrushchev, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Selim II, Napoleon III, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Theodosius I. After her are Mehmed the Conqueror, Louis XV of France, Osman I, Selim I, James K. Polk, and Henry IV of France.

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Among people born in 1516, Mary I of England ranks 1After her are Conrad Gessner, Bayinnaung, Margaret Leijonhufvud, Hieronymus Wolf, William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Realdo Colombo, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, John Foxe, 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, Robert Recorde, Johannes Bugenhagen, Reginald Pole, Jean Fernel, and Francisco de Sá de Miranda.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary I of England ranks 28 out of 6,924Before her are Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Richard I of England (1157), Anne Boleyn (1501), James Cook (1728), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), and John Lennon (1940). After her are Alexander Fleming (1881), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Margaret Thatcher (1925), David Hume (1711), John Maynard Keynes (1883), and Mary II of England (1662).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Mary I of England ranks 7Before her are Elizabeth I of England (1533), Winston Churchill (1874), Queen Victoria (1819), Richard III of England (1452), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), and Richard I of England (1157). After her are Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary II of England (1662), Henry V of England (1386), Alfred the Great (849), Oliver Cromwell (1599), and Edward VI of England (1537).