Wallis Simpson

1896 - 1986

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (born Bessie Wallis Warfield, later Spencer and then Simpson; June 19, 1896 – April 24, 1986), was an American socialite and wife of former 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wallis Simpson has received more than 22,854,409 page views. Her biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Wallis Simpson is the most popular celebrity (up from 2nd in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from United States (down from 46th 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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  • 79.37

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  • 59

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.78

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  • 2.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Wallis Simpson has had the most page views in the with 1,801,928 views, followed by Spanish (162,233), and German (152,771). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (321.90%), Pashto (261.51%), and Azerbaijani (91.04%)


Among celebrities, Wallis Simpson ranks 1 out of 265After her are Ötzi, Caitlyn Jenner, Phineas Gage, Lina Medina, Jeanne Calment, Kaspar Hauser, Robert Wadlow, Millvina Dean, Geli Raubal, Simonetta Vespucci, and Anna Nicole Smith.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wallis Simpson ranks 52 out of 20,380Before her are Mark Twain (1835), Zodiac Killer (1940), Maria Callas (1923), Bernie Sanders (1941), Cher (1946), and Clint Eastwood (1930). After her are Al Gore (1948), Joseph Smith (1805), Andy Warhol (1928), Howard Hughes (1905), Robert Frost (1874), and Henry Ford (1863).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Wallis Simpson ranks 1After her are Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Phineas Gage (1823), Robert Wadlow (1918), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), Jon Brower Minnoch (1941), Buffalo Bill (1846), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Black Dahlia (1924), Kim Kardashian (1980), Myrtle Corbin (1868), and Margaret Brown (1867).