Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson Full Name: Wallis Simpson [Bessie Wallis Warfield]
Nationality: American

Profession: Duchess of Windsor
Why Famous: Double-divorcee who caused King Edward VIII to abdicate in order to marry her.

Born: June 19, 1896
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: April 24, 1986 (aged 89)

Married Life

Historical Events in the Life of Wallis Simpson

  • 1936-12-10 Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
  • 1936-12-11 Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

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