Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 until 24 July 1567, when she was forced to give up her kingdom. She was executed for plotting to kill her cousin, Elizabeth I of England.

Mary Stuart
Queen of Scots
Painted in 1578 during captivity in England
Reign14th December 1542 - 24th July 1567
Coronation9th September 1543
PredecessorJames V of Scotland
SuccessorJames VI of Scotland and I of England
RegentsJames Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran
(1542–1554)
Mary of Guise
(1554–1560)
Queen consort of France
Tenure10 July 1559 – 5 December 1560
Born8th December 1542
Died8th February 1587 (aged 44)
FatherJames V of Scotland
MotherMary of Guise
ReligionRoman Catholic

Early life

Mary was the daughter of King James V of Scotland, who died just after she was born. She was crowned queen when she was only 6 days old.[1] Her mother, Marie de Guise, ruled as her regent.

She went to France when she was very young, and later married its King, Francis II as part of an alliance between their countries. But their marriage was short, Francis became very ill and later died from an ear infection that had spread to his brain, leaving Mary a widow shortly before her 18th birthday.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Mariya Stüart
Bân-lâm-gú: Mary (So͘-kat-lân)
беларуская: Марыя Сцюарт
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Марыя Ст’юарт
български: Мария Стюарт
brezhoneg: Mari Stuart
čeština: Marie Stuartovna
Deutsch: Maria Stuart
Esperanto: Maria Stuart
français: Marie Stuart
Bahasa Indonesia: Maria, Ratu Skotlandia
italiano: Maria Stuarda
қазақша: Мария Стюарт
Lëtzebuergesch: Maria Stuart
lietuvių: Marija Stiuart
нохчийн: Мария Стюарт
norsk nynorsk: Maria I av Skottland
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Mariya styuart
português: Maria da Escócia
română: Maria Stuart
Runa Simi: Mary Stuart
русский: Мария Стюарт
slovenščina: Marija I. Škotska
српски / srpski: Мери Стјуарт
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Mary, kraljica Škota
svenska: Maria Stuart
Türkçe: Mary Stuart
українська: Марія I Стюарт