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Jane Grey

Queen of England Jane Grey

Full Name: Lady Jane Grey
Profession: Queen of England


Why Famous: Was Queen of England and Ireland for 9 days in 1953 before she was deposed by supporters of Mary I and executed a month later for high treason.

Born: October 13, 1537
Birthplace: Bradgate, England
Star Sign: Libra

Died: February 12, 1554 (aged 16)
Cause of Death: Executed and beheaded for high treason

Married Life

  • 1553-05-21 Lady Jane Grey (15), later English queen for 9 days, marries Lord Guildford Dudley (18)

Historical Events

  • 1553-07-10 Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, proclaimed Queen of England, succeeds Edward VI, who proclaimed his half-sisters illegitimate. Reigns for nine days.
  • 1553-07-19 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England's Queen after 9 days
  • 1553-11-13 English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason
  • 1554-02-12 Queen of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is executed for treason
  • 1715-04-20 Nicholas Rowe's play "The Tragedy of Lady Jane Grey" premieres in London

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