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Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough

1660 - 1744

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Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Princess of Mindelheim, Countess of Nellenburg (née Jenyns, spelt Jennings in most modern references; 5 June 1660 (Old Style) – 18 October 1744), was an English courtier who rose to be one of the most influential women of her time through her close relationship with Anne, Queen of Great Britain. The Duchess of Marlborough's relationship and influence with Anne were widely known, and leading public figures often turned their attentions to her, hoping for favour from Anne. The Duchess enjoyed a "long and devoted" relationship with her husband of more than 40 years, the great general John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. After Anne's father, King James II, was deposed during the Glorious Revolution, Sarah Churchill acted as Anne's agent, promoting her interests during the reigns of William III and Mary II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough has received more than 3,672,660 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough is the 1,725th most popular politician (up from 2,126th in 2019), the 367th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 491st in 2019) and the 66th most popular British Politician.

Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, was a close friend and confidant of Queen Anne. She was the daughter of the Duke of Marlborough and his wife, Sarah Jennings. She was married to George Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough ranks 1,725 out of 19,576Before her are Fumio Kishida, Demetrius I of Macedon, Kamose, Conrad I of Germany, Henry II of Navarre, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. After her are Bao Zheng, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, Shepseskaf, Seti II, and Jean-Jacques Dessalines.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1660, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough ranks 4Before her are Daniel Defoe, George I of Great Britain, and Alessandro Scarlatti. After her are Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, André Campra, Hans Sloane, Veronica Giuliani, Johann Kuhnau, Andreas Schlüter, Johann Joseph Fux, and Johann Patkul. Among people deceased in 1744, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough ranks 3Before her are Anders Celsius, and Giambattista Vico. After her are Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Alexander Pope, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Giuseppe Guarneri, Marie Anne de Mailly, André Campra, Leonardo Leo, John Theophilus Desaguliers, and Antiochus Kantemir.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough ranks 367 out of 8,785Before her are Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Joseph Merrick (1862), Theresa May (1956), Arthur Balfour (1848), Henry Moore (1898), and Francis William Aston (1877). After her are John Ruskin (1819), William Laud (1573), Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885), Harthacnut (1018), Anne, Princess Royal (1950), and Calico Jack (1682).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough ranks 66Before her are Edmund I (921), James V of Scotland (1512), Halford Mackinder (1861), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Theresa May (1956), and Arthur Balfour (1848). After her are Harthacnut (1018), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Oswald Mosley (1896), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Edgar the Peaceful (943), and Anne Neville (1456).