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 29 January 1936 as the wife of King-Emperor George V. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, she was daughter to Francis, Duke of Teck, a German nobleman, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, a granddaughter of King George III and a minor member of the British royal family. 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, but 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 13,678,540 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Mary of Teck is the 78th most popular companion (up from 104th in 2019), the 294th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 352nd in 2019) and the 14th 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 78 out of 687Before her are Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Zayd ibn Harithah, Tiye, Margaret Tudor, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, and Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib. After her are Alexandra Feodorovna, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal, Hecuba, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Yakov Dzhugashvili.

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Among people born in 1867, Mary of Teck ranks 9Before her are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Józef Piłsudski, Luigi Pirandello, Emil Nolde, Arturo Toscanini, and John Galsworthy. After her are Percy Fawcett, Madam C. J. Walker, Pierre Bonnard, Emily Greene Balch, Käthe Kollwitz, and Natsume Sōseki. Among people deceased in 1953, Mary of Teck ranks 11Before her are Ibn Saud, Robert Andrews Millikan, Lavrentiy Beria, Django Reinhardt, Carol II of Romania, and Klement Gottwald. After her are Vladimir Tatlin, Francis Picabia, Emmerich Kálmán, Hans Fritzsche, Ivan Bunin, and Eugene O'Neill.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary of Teck ranks 294 out of 6,924Before her are Harold Macmillan (1894), John Hurt (1940), Brian Jones (1942), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), David Lloyd George (1863), and Beatrix Potter (1866). After her are Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), Thomas Andrews (1873), Calico Jack (1682), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Oswald Mosley (1896), and Jane Goodall (1934).

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