Wallis Simpson

1896 - 1986

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (born Bessie Wallis Warfield; June 19, 1896 – April 24, 1986), known as Wallis Simpson, was an American socialite and wife of the Duke of Windsor, the former King-Emperor Edward VIII. Their intention to marry and her status as a divorcée caused a constitutional crisis that led to Edward's abdication. Wallis grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father died shortly after her birth, and she and her widowed mother were partly supported by their wealthier relatives. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wallis Simpson has received more than 17,498,578 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Wallis Simpson is the most popular celebrity, the 41st most popular biography from United States (down from 39th in 2019) and the most popular American Celebrity.

Wallis Simpson was most famous for her marriage to King Edward VIII, which led to his abdication of the throne.

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Among celebrities, Wallis Simpson ranks 1 out of 184After her are Ötzi, Phineas Gage, Jeanne Calment, Kaspar Hauser, Robert Wadlow, Lisa del Giocondo, Buffalo Bill, Lina Medina, Joseph Merrick, Simonetta Vespucci, and Black Dahlia.

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Among people born in 1896, Wallis Simpson ranks 3Before her are F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jean Piaget. After her are Georgy Zhukov, Lev Vygotsky, André Breton, Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Antonin Artaud, Trygve Lie, and Konstantin Rokossovsky. Among people deceased in 1986, Wallis Simpson ranks 2Before her is Simone de Beauvoir. After her are Jorge Luis Borges, Olof Palme, Andrei Tarkovsky, Vyacheslav Molotov, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, Joseph Beuys, and Henry Moore.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wallis Simpson ranks 41 out of 15,968Before her are Cher (1946), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), George Washington (1732), Howard Hughes (1905), Marlon Brando (1924), and Charles Manson (1934). After her are Stanley Kubrick (1928), Andy Warhol (1928), Robert De Niro (1943), Henry Ford (1863), John Wilkes Booth (1838), and Janis Joplin (1943).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Wallis Simpson ranks 1After her are Phineas Gage (1823), Robert Wadlow (1918), Buffalo Bill (1846), Black Dahlia (1924), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Margaret Brown (1867), Rodney King (1965), Kim Kardashian (1980), Don King (1931), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), and Rosemary Kennedy (1918).