Mary Stuart

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Portrait by Fran├žois Clouet

Profession: Queen of Scotland


Why Famous: Queen regnant of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560. She ascended to the throne when her father, King James V, died despite being only 6 days old.

Born: December 8, 1542
Birthplace: Linlithgow, Scotland
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: February 8, 1587 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Decapitation

Married Life

  • 1558-04-24 Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois

Events in the Life of Mary Stuart

  • 1542-12-14 Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old
  • 1543-09-09 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling
  • 1568-10-05 Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart
  • 1587-02-01 Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for her cousin, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

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