Full Name: Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother [Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon]
Profession: Consort of George VI
Why Famous: Born into British aristocracy, Elizabeth married Prince George in 1923 after previously refusing him twice. She unexpectedly became Queen after the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936.
Adolf Hitler called her "the most dangerous woman in Europe" for her activities in rallying public spirit during WWII.
Her funeral in 2002 drew over a million people onto the streets of London.
- 1923-04-26 English prince Albert Duke of York (George VI) (27) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (22) at Westminster Abbey
- 1995-11-16 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery
- 1998-01-25 Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
- 2002-04-09 Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey UK. More than a million people line the streets