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Mary II
Biographical information
Born

London, 30 April 1662

Died

London, 28 December 1694

Title(s)

Queen of England

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Family information
Family members

Queen Mary II of England (30 April, 166228 December, 1694) was Queen of England, jointly ruling with her husband King William III from 1689 until her death.

When the British Ministry of Magic was begging for recognition and protection under Muggle law, Queen Mary and King William failed to send a delegation to them, which contributed to the introduction of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1692. [1]


Etymology

The name "Mary" is the usual English form of Maria, which was the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from the Hebrew name מִרְיָם (Miryam). The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. First question of the Third W.O.M.B.A.T. at J.K. Rowling's Official Site.
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