Mary of Guise

1515 - 1560

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Mary of Guise (French: Marie de Guise; 22 November 1515 – 11 June 1560), also called Mary of Lorraine, ruled Scotland as regent from 1554 until her death. A noblewoman from the Lotharingian House of Guise, she played a prominent role in 16th-century French politics. Mary became queen consort upon her marriage to King James V of Scotland in 1538. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary of Guise has received more than 2,601,931 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Mary of Guise is the 1,408th most popular politician (up from 1,457th in 2019), the 533rd most popular biography from France (up from 537th in 2019) and the 125th most popular French Politician.

Mary of Guise was a Scottish noblewoman and queen consort of France, as the second wife of King Francis II. She was the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Among politicians, Mary of Guise ranks 1,408 out of 15,710Before her are Carol I of Romania, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Alexios IV Angelos, Imad ad-Din Zengi, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, and Friedrich Ratzel. After her are Theodoric I, Anne Neville, Jehoiakim, William II of England, Peter of Castile, and Gyula Andrássy.

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Among people born in 1515, Mary of Guise ranks 5Before her are Teresa of Ávila, Şehzade Mustafa, Philip Neri, and Anne of Cleves. After her are Lucas Cranach the Younger, Injong of Joseon, Pierre Lescot, Petrus Ramus, Cipriano de Rore, Piali Pasha, and Sebastian Castellio. Among people deceased in 1560, Mary of Guise ranks 5Before her are Francis II of France, Gustav I of Sweden, Philip Melanchthon, and Andrea Doria. After her are Anastasia Romanovna, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Joachim du Bellay, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Nicolas Gombert, Domingo de Soto, and Melchor Cano.

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Among people born in France, Mary of Guise ranks 533 out of 5,234Before her are Chilperic I (539), Rashi (1040), Genevieve (423), Antipope Clement VII (1342), Marcel Marceau (1923), and Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788). After her are J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), William II of England (1056), François Arago (1786), Joseph Black (1728), Louis Aragon (1897), and Niki de Saint Phalle (1930).


Among politicians born in France, Mary of Guise ranks 125Before her are Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Paul Barras (1755), Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786), Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), and Chilperic I (539). After her are William II of England (1056), Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (1781), Louis, Prince of Condé (1530), Charles II of Navarre (1332), Carloman I (751), and Pauline Bonaparte (1780).