Mary of Guise, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mary of Guise

Scottish Queen consort

Date of Birth: 22-Nov-1515

Place of Birth: Bar-le-Duc, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 11-Jun-1560


Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Mary of Guise

  • Mary of Guise (French: Marie de Guise; 22 November 1515 – 11 June 1560), also called Mary of Lorraine, ruled Scotland as regent from 1554 until her death.
  • A noblewoman from the Lotharingian House of Guise, which played a prominent role in 16th-century French politics, Mary became queen consort upon her marriage to King James V of Scotland in 1538.
  • Her infant daughter, Mary, ascended the throne when James died in 1542.
  • Mary of Guise's main goal as regent was a close alliance between the powerful French Catholic nation and smaller Scotland, which she wanted to be Catholic and independent of England.
  • She was ultimately unable to prevent the Protestant Reformation in Scotland, which after her death left her daughter in a precarious position.

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