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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 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 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 21,684,143 page views. Her biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Mary I of England is the 68th most popular politician (up from 78th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 28th in 2019) and the 6th 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 68 out of 15,577Before her are Nicholas II of Russia, Henry Kissinger, John F. Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Caligula, and James K. Polk. After her are Hillary Clinton, Huang Xianfan, Muammar Gaddafi, Ronald Reagan, Frederick the Great, and Darius the Great.

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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, Cristóvão da Gama, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Realdo Colombo, Tabinshwehti, Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, and Söyembikä of Kazan. Among people deceased in 1558, Mary I of England ranks 3Before her are Hurrem Sultan and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. After her are Mary of Hungary, Eleanor of Austria, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Clément Janequin, Reginald Pole, Robert Recorde, Johannes Bugenhagen, Jean Fernel, and Anna van Egmont.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary I of England ranks 22 out of 7,765Before her are Richard III of England (1452), Michael Faraday (1791), Agatha Christie (1890), Alan Turing (1912), Margaret Thatcher (1925), and Alexander Graham Bell (1847). After her are Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Richard I of England (1157), Charles Dickens (1812), James Cook (1728), Alexander Fleming (1881), and Anne Boleyn (1501).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Mary I of England ranks 6Before her are Elizabeth I of England (1533), Winston Churchill (1874), Queen Victoria (1819), Richard III of England (1452), and Margaret Thatcher (1925). After her are Richard I of England (1157), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Mary II of England (1662), John Major (1943), Oliver Cromwell (1599), and Alfred the Great (849).