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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette About French Queen from 1774 to 1792 and wife of Louis XVI who was executed by guillotine after being found guilty of treason by the Revolutionary Tribunal. Her lavish lifestyle was often blamed by the French for their financial crisis and she was used as a scapegoat for much of France’s problems.  Other Informations She …

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Queen Silvia of Sweden

Queen Silvia of Sweden About Swedish royalty who assumed the throne as Queen Consort of Sweden in June 1976. In 2011, she set a record being the longest-serving Swedish Queen in history. Other Informations She worked as a flight attendant and was the Deputy Head of Protocol for the Winter Olympics in Austria. Swedish is …

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Philippa Of Lancaster

Philippa Of Lancaster About Queen Consort of Portugal and sister of King Henry IV of England. Her children came to be known in Portugal as the “Illustrious Generation.”  Other Informations She married British King John I to seal an alliance between Portugal and England. Through her governess she came to know the great poet Geoffrey …

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Queen Maxima

Queen Maxima About The wife of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima was born Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti. Prior to joining the Dutch royal family, she pursued careers in finance and education.  Other Informations After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, she obtained a master’s degree at a …

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Queen Margrethe II

Queen Margrethe II About Born Margrethe Alexandrine Porhildur Ingrid, this member of the Danish House of Glücksburg was crowned Queen of Denmark at the age of thirty-one.  Other Informations At thirteen years old, she became first in line to her father’s throne after an amendment was passed that granted eldest female children of regents the …

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Queen Noor

Queen Noor About President of the United World Colleges who married King Hussein of Jordan in 1978 before acquiring Jordanian citizenship and renouncing her American citizenship.  Other Informations She attended Princeton University where she studied urban planning and architecture. She met her husband, the King of Jordan, in 1977 while working for Royal Jordanian Airlines, …

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Queen Margrethe II

Queen Margrethe II About Born Margrethe Alexandrine Porhildur Ingrid, this member of the Danish House of Glücksburg was crowned Queen of Denmark at the age of thirty-one.  Other Informations At thirteen years old, she became first in line to her father’s throne after an amendment was passed that granted eldest female children of regents the …

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Liliuokalani

Liliuokalani About The last monarch and only Queen of the Hawaiian Islands whose reign lasted from 1891 to 1893. She was also an accomplished author and songwriter who played several instruments including the piano and the ukele. Other Informations She studied at the Chiefs’ Children’s School before becoming Crown Princess in 1874. She was forced …

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Queen Khamphoui

Queen Khamphoui About Her Majesty The Queen of Laos, who was reigned from 1959 to 1975. Her husband was the last King of Laos.  Other Informations She became an heir to the throne when marrying Sisavang Vatthana on August 7, 1930. She died in a Communist internment camp after being forced to step down from …

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Mary I of England

Mary I of England About Queen of England who persecuted the Protestants in her country, which earned her the nickname Bloody Mary. She burned over 200 religious dissenters at the stake in the Marian persecutions.  Other Informations She was promised to several European leaders in political negotiations, but the plans always fell through. She restored …

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Mary II Of England

Mary II Of England About Queen of England who shared power with her husband William II from 1689 to 1694. She and her husband were both Protestants who came to power in the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution, which deposed her father James II and VII.  Other Informations She was a popular Queen, both for …

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Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots About Became Queen of Scotland when she was only 6 days old because she was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland. She was imprisoned and forced to abdicate her throne in 1567. Other Informations She was born prematurely and she spent most of her childhood in …