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Anne Stuart

Queen of England Anne Stuart

Profession: Queen of England

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Anne was the Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from her succession in 1702 until she became the Queen of Great Britain under the Acts of Union in 1707. She reigned in this role until her death in 1714.

Anne was the last monarch from the House of Stuart, having died childless (she had seventeen pregnancies, and all of her children predeceased her.) During her reign she supported Tory politicians until dismissing them from office in 1710 during the War of the Spanish Succession.

Sick for much of her life, Anne died in 1714, and was succeeded by her second cousin George I.

Born: February 6, 1665
Birthplace: London, England, Great Britain
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: August 1, 1714 (aged 49)

Married Life

  • 1683-07-28 Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark

Events in the Life of Anne Stuart

  • 1702-03-08 Queen Anne becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland upon death of King William III
  • 1702-03-19 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III [O.S. 8 March]
  • 1702-03-21 Queen Anne addresses English parliament
  • 1702-04-23 Queen Anne is crowned at Westminster Abbey
  • 1705-04-16 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1708-03-11 Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation
  • 1714-07-27 British Queen Anne dismisses premier Robert Haley

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