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Mary of Teck

1867 - 1953

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Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India, from 6 May 1910 until 20 January 1936 as the wife of King-Emperor George V. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Mary was the daughter of Francis, Duke of Teck, a German nobleman, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, a granddaughter of King George III. She was informally known as "May", after the month of her birth. At the age of 24, she was betrothed to her second cousin once removed Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales and second in line to the throne. Six weeks after the announcement of the engagement, he died unexpectedly during an influenza pandemic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary of Teck has received more than 18,064,311 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Mary of Teck is the 81st most popular companion (down from 78th in 2019), the 270th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 293rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Companion.

Mary of Teck was the wife of King George V and Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress Consort of India. She was the mother of King Edward VIII, King George VI, and Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester.

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Among companions, Mary of Teck ranks 81 out of 673Before her are Hafsa bint Umar, Alexandra Feodorovna, Hecuba, Astrid of Sweden, Gülfem Hatun, and Dinah. After her are Yakov Dzhugashvili, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Carlota of Mexico, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, and Hortense de Beauharnais.

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Among people born in 1867, Mary of Teck ranks 8Before her are Frank Lloyd Wright, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Józef Piłsudski, Luigi Pirandello, Arturo Toscanini, and Emily Greene Balch. After her are John Galsworthy, Käthe Kollwitz, Emil Nolde, Maxime Weygand, Natsume Sōseki, and Pierre Bonnard. Among people deceased in 1953, Mary of Teck ranks 10Before her are Gerd von Rundstedt, Ibn Saud, Lavrentiy Beria, Carol II of Romania, Robert Andrews Millikan, and Klement Gottwald. After her are Guccio Gucci, Django Reinhardt, Hans Fritzsche, Vladimir Tatlin, Emmerich Kálmán, and Francis Picabia.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary of Teck ranks 270 out of 7,765Before her are Jimmy Page (1944), Andrew Carnegie (1835), David Lloyd George (1863), John Constable (1776), Jeremy Irons (1948), and George Everest (1790). After her are Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), Nicholas Winton (1909), John Keats (1795), Jane Goodall (1934), Benjamin Britten (1913), and Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943).

Among COMPANIONS In United Kingdom

Among companions born in United Kingdom, Mary of Teck ranks 12Before her are Catherine Parr (1512), Elizabeth Woodville (1437), Mary Boleyn (1499), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), and Margaret Tudor (1489). After her are Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), Mordred (null), Anne Hathaway (1556), Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), and Maud of Wales (1869).