Wallis Simpson

1896 - 1986

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (born Bessie Wallis Warfield, later Simpson; June 19, 1896 – April 24, 1986), 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 18,019,234 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Wallis Simpson is the 2nd most popular celebrity (down from 1st in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from United States (down from 41st in 2019) and the most popular 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 2 out of 181Before her are Ötzi. After her are Jeanne Calment, Phineas Gage, Lisa del Giocondo, Kaspar Hauser, Robert Wadlow, Simonetta Vespucci, Buffalo Bill, Lina Medina, Black Dahlia, and Empress Michiko.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wallis Simpson ranks 46 out of 18,182Before her are Janis Joplin (1943), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Al Capone (1899), George W. Bush (1946), Andy Warhol (1928), and Harry S. Truman (1884). After her are John Wilkes Booth (1838), Abraham Maslow (1908), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Richard Nixon (1913), Marlon Brando (1924), and Clint Eastwood (1930).

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), Jon Brower Minnoch (1941), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Margaret Brown (1867), Sarah Knauss (1880), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Don King (1931), and Rodney King (1965).