Mary Mallon

1869 - 1938

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Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – November 11, 1938), commonly known as Typhoid Mary, was an Irish-born American cook who is believed to have infected between 51 and 122 people with typhoid fever. The infections caused three confirmed deaths, with unconfirmed estimates of as many as 50. She was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogenic bacteria Salmonella typhi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Mallon has received more than 6,437,862 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Mary Mallon is the 43rd most popular celebrity (down from 29th in 2019), the 1,026th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 826th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Celebrity.

Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary, was a cook who was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen responsible for typhoid fever.

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Among celebrities, Mary Mallon ranks 43 out of 265Before her are Rodney King, Sarah Knauss, Jacques Mayol, Albert Pierrepoint, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, and Cecilia Gallerani. After her are Sultan Kösen, Armi Kuusela, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Stańczyk, Isabel Preysler, and Kim Peek.

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Among people born in 1869, Mary Mallon ranks 40Before her are Max Hoffmann, Pyotr Krasnov, Henri Désiré Landru, Carl Schuhmann, Vasily Bartold, and Gaetano Bresci. After her are Joseph Franklin Rutherford, Richard Abegg, Élie Cartan, Else Lasker-Schüler, Hovhannes Tumanyan, and Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1938, Mary Mallon ranks 51Before her are Marianne von Werefkin, Yakov Yurovsky, Yevhen Konovalets, Nikolay Krestinsky, Robert Wiene, and Alfonsina Storni. After her are Joseph Bédier, Aleksandr Kuprin, César Vallejo, Francis Jammes, Leo Frobenius, and Ödön von Horváth.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Mallon ranks 1,026 out of 8,785Before her are Princess Hélène of Orléans (1871), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), Samuel Crompton (1753), Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime (1849), Emperor Norton (1818), and William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800). After her are John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718), Ricky Gervais (1961), Woodes Rogers (1679), Jeremy Brett (1933), Michael Palin (1943), and Anna Atkins (1799).

Among CELEBRITIES In United Kingdom

Among celebrities born in United Kingdom, Mary Mallon ranks 4Before her are Millvina Dean (1912), Joseph Merrick (1862), and Albert Pierrepoint (1905). After her are Alice Keppel (1868), Christine Keeler (1942), Daisy, Princess of Pless (1873), Mary Ann Bevan (1874), Jane Morris (1839), Louise Brown (1978), Domino Harvey (1969), and Rosemarie Frankland (1943).