Famous Scottish Empresses & Queens

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Mary, Queen of Scots
(Queen of Scotland (1542 - 1567))
Mary, Queen of Scots
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Birthdate: December 8, 1542
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland
Died: February 8, 1587

Mary, Queen of Scots was the ruler of Scotland till 24 July 1567. After an uprising against her, Mary sought protection from her first cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England. However, the Queen perceived her as a threat and kept Mary in confinement for eighteen and a half years. Ultimately Mary was beheaded for plotting to assassinate the Queen.

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Margaret Tudor
(Queen Consort of Scotland)
Margaret Tudor
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Birthdate: November 28, 1489
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westminster Palace, London, Middlesex, Kingdom of England
Died: October 18, 1541
Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England, served as the Queen consort of Scotland, as wife of James IV, from 1503 to 1513. Following her husband’s death, she served as the regent till 1515. She was the great-grandmother of Scottish king James VI, or James I of England.
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Mary II of England
(Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689 - 1694))
Mary II of England
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Birthdate: April 30, 1662
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 28, 1694

Mary II of England was Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland from 1689 to 1694. Although she co-reigned along with her husband William III of England, she also took major decisions by herself whenever William was abroad. Mary has been portrayed in films, such as Orlando and England, My England.

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Mary of Guise
(Queen Consort of Scotland from 1538 to 1542)
Mary of Guise
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Birthdate: November 22, 1515
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bar-le-Duc, France
Died: June 11, 1560
Mary of Guise, or Mary of Lorraine, was the regent of Scotland from 1554 until her death in 1542. She was the wife of King James V of Scotland and the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots. Her main objective was to maintain healthy ties between France and Scotland.
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Saint Margaret of Scotland
(Queen Consort of Scotland (1070 - 1093), Famous as 'The Pearl of Scotland')
Saint Margaret of Scotland
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Birthdate: 1045 AD
Birthplace: Hungary
Died: November 16, 1093

Saint Margaret of Scotland, the Queen consort of Scotland, was a devout Christian reputed for her compassion for the poor of Scotland, for her charitable works and for promoting the interests of the church. She died shortly after receiving news of her husband, King of Scotland Malcolm III’s death in a battle. She was later canonized by Pope Innocent IV. 

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Elizabeth de Burgh
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Birthdate: 1284 AD
Birthplace: County Down, England
Died: October 27, 1327

Elizabeth de Burgh was the wife of Robert the Bruce and the queen consort of Scotland. Born to an advisor of Edward I of England, she spent most of her childhood at the English court. After the Scots were defeated by the English at Methven, she spent her days under house arrest.

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Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange
(Princess consort of Orange; Countess consort of Nassau (1647 - 1650))
Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange
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Birthdate: November 4, 1631
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 24, 1660

Mary, Princess Royal was the eldest-daughter of English King Charles I and became Princess of Orange and Countess of Nassau through her marriage with William II of Orange. Her son William III of Orange, born 8 days after her husband's death, became the King of England, Scotland and Ireland. Mary acted as the regent for her minor son for the principality of Orange

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Mary of Guelders
(Queen consort of Scotland (1449 - 1460))
Mary of Guelders
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Birthdate: 1434 AD
Birthplace: Grave, Netherlands
Died: December 1, 1463

Mary of Guelders was crowned Queen of Scotland following her marriage with King James II of Scotland. She founded the Trinity College Church in her husband’s memory. She led the government of Scotland as regent during early years of her son James III's reign and emerged as a competent ruler following a pragmatic foreign policy during the Wars of the Roses.

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Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway
(Queen Consort of Norway (1281 - 1283))
Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway
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Birthdate: February 28, 1261
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, England
Died: April 9, 1283

Margaret of Scotland was the Queen of Norway, as the wife of King Eric II of Norway. The daughter of Scottish king Alexander III, she was married off to Eric II to strengthen political ties between Norway and Scotland. She was known to have taught Eric French and English.