Wallis Simpson

1896 - 1986

Wallis Simpson

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (born Bessie Wallis Warfield; 19 June 1896 – 24 April 1986), known as Wallis Simpson, was an American socialite and wife of the Duke of Windsor, the former British king 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. Her first marriage, to U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wallis Simpson has received more than 12,943,809 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making her the most popular celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Wallis Simpson ranks 1 out of 140After her are Ötzi, Phineas Gage, Jeanne Calment, Kaspar Hauser, Lisa del Giocondo, Robert Wadlow, Lina Medina, Buffalo Bill, Empress Michiko, Joseph Merrick, and Simonetta Vespucci.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wallis Simpson ranks 39 out of 12,171Before her are Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Al Pacino (1940), Marlon Brando (1924), Janis Joplin (1943), and John Wilkes Booth (1838). After her are Morgan Freeman (1937), Stan Lee (1922), Andy Warhol (1928), Harry S. Truman (1884), Jack London (1876), and Steve Jobs (1955).

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), Margaret Brown (1867), Black Dahlia (1924), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Kim Kardashian (1980), Rosemary Kennedy (1918), Don King (1931), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), and Rodney King (1965).