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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 believed to have infected between 51 and 122 people with typhoid fever. The infections caused three confirmed deaths, with unconfirmed estimates of up to 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 5,559,991 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Mary Mallon is the 30th most popular celebrity (down from 16th in 2019), the 826th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 425th 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 30 out of 181Before her are Marie Duplessis, Peggy Guggenheim, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Don King, Rodney King, and Jacques Mayol. After her are Kim Kardashian, Albert Pierrepoint, Blanche Monnier, Rosemary Kennedy, Besarion Jughashvili, and Cecilia Gallerani.

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Among people born in 1869, Mary Mallon ranks 30Before her are Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Felix Salten, Karl Seitz, Gustaf Dalén, Albert Roussel, and Gustav Vigeland. After her are Martin Andersen Nexø, Pyotr Krasnov, Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia, Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta, Francisco Largo Caballero, and Óscar Carmona. Among people deceased in 1938, Mary Mallon ranks 41Before her are Hans Christian Gram, Ernst vom Rath, Yakov Yurovsky, Suzanne Lenglen, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, and Alfonso, Prince of Asturias. After her are Ernst Barlach, William Stern, Branislav Nušić, Andrej Hlinka, Joseph Bédier, and Marianne von Werefkin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Mallon ranks 826 out of 7,765Before her are Mary Kingsley (1862), Denis Thatcher (1915), Paul Grice (1913), Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508), Charlotte Cooper (1870), and Malcolm III of Scotland (1031). After her are W. O. Bentley (1888), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982), Edmund Spenser (1552), Charles Vane (1680), Daniel Rutherford (1749), and Pete Townshend (1945).

Among CELEBRITIES In United Kingdom

Among celebrities born in United Kingdom, Mary Mallon ranks 4Before her are Millvina Dean (1912), Joseph Merrick (1862), and Mary Anning (1799). After her are Albert Pierrepoint (1905), Alice Keppel (1868), Christine Keeler (1942), Jane Morris (1839), Louise Brown (1978), and Domino Harvey (1969).