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Wallis Simpson

Wallis SimpsonAKA Bessie Wallis Warfield

Born: 19-Jun-1896
Birthplace: Blue Ridge Summit, PA
Died: 24-Apr-1986
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Frogmore, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Duchess of Windsor

Twice-divorced American woman who became the lover of King Edward VIII while he was Prince of Wales. He became King in 1936, while she was still married to shipping magnate Ernest Simpson. She filed for divorce, but when it became clear that the royal family would not allow her to marry the King, Edward abdicated the throne to marry her. They spent the rest of their lives in effective exile, living in France and the United States.

Father: Teackle Wallis Warfield (d. 1896 tuberculosis)
Mother: Alice Montague
Husband: Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr. (US Navy pilot, m. 8-Nov-1916, div. 1927)
Husband: Ernest Simpson (shipping executive, m. 21-Jul-1928, div. 27-Apr-1937)
Boyfriend: Guy Marcus Trundle (according to London police files, dated in 1936, d. 1958)
Husband: King Edward VIII (m., 3-Jun-1937, d. 28-May-1972 cancer)

    High School: Oldfields School, Glencoe, MD (1912-14, no diploma)

    Time Person of the Year 1936
    Tubal Ligation
    Appendectomy Roosevelt Hospital, New York City (31-Aug-1944)


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