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 to 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 5,149,379 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Mary Mallon is the 16th most popular celebrity (up from 28th in 2019), the 425th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 797th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 16 out of 184Before her are Joseph Merrick, Simonetta Vespucci, Black Dahlia, Millvina Dean, Anna Anderson, and Empress Michiko. After her are Monica Lewinsky, Margaret Brown, Rosalia Lombardo, Rodney King, Kim Kardashian, and Philippe Petit.

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Among people born in 1869, Mary Mallon ranks 13Before her are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Emma Goldman, Karl Haushofer, Fritz Pregl, and Gustaf Dalén. After her are Calouste Gulbenkian, Hans Spemann, Maud of Wales, Siegfried Wagner, Gustav Vigeland, and Felix Salten. Among people deceased in 1938, Mary Mallon ranks 20Before her are Thomas Wolfe, Carl von Ossietzky, Alexei Rykov, Genrikh Yagoda, Muhammad Iqbal, and Gabriele D'Annunzio. After her are Suzanne Valadon, Osip Mandelstam, Maud of Wales, Bruno Taut, Vasily Blyukher, and Marie of Romania.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Mallon ranks 425 out of 6,924Before her are Fred Hoyle (1915), Saint Boniface (680), Raymond Cattell (1905), Colin Firth (1960), David Lean (1908), and Robert Plant (1948). After her are Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Jim Clark (1936), Samuel Butler (1835), Robert II of Scotland (1316), and William McMaster Murdoch (1873).

Among CELEBRITIES In United Kingdom

Among celebrities born in United Kingdom, Mary Mallon ranks 3Before her are Joseph Merrick (1862) and Millvina Dean (1912). After her are Mary Anning (1799), Albert Pierrepoint (1905), Christine Keeler (1942), Daisy and Violet Hilton (null), Jane Morris (1839), and Louise Brown (1978).