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Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson

Full Name: Bessie Wallis Warfield
Profession: Duchess of Windsor

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Double-divorcee who caused King Edward VIII to abdicate the British throne in order to marry her.

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

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: April 24, 1986 (aged 89)

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Events in the Life of Wallis Simpson

  • 1936-12-10 Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up the British throne to marry American divorcee 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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