Person:Elizabeth de Vere (1)

Elizabeth de Vere
b.2 Jul 1575
d.10 Mar 1627
  1. Elizabeth de Vere1575 - 1627
  2. Bridget de Vere1584 - bet 1630
  3. Susan de Vere1587 - 1628/29
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth de Vere
Gender Female
Birth[1] 2 Jul 1575
Marriage 26 Jun 1594 to William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby
Death[1] 10 Mar 1627
Burial[3] 11 Mar 1626/27 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England


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Elizabeth de Vere, Countess of Derby, Lord of Mann (2 July 1575 – 10 March 1627) was an English noblewoman and the eldest daughter of Elizabethan courtier, poet, and playwright Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford.

She was the Lord of Mann from 1612 to 1627, and prior to holding the title, she had taken over many administrative duties appertaining to the Isle of Man's affairs. Elizabeth was the first female to rule as the island's head of state.

She served as a Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth I of England before her marriage to William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby. Their wedding is one of eleven that have been suggested as the inspiration for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the occasion of the play's first performance.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Elizabeth de Vere, Countess of Derby, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Lady Elizabeth de Vere, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. Brydges, Egerton. Collins's peerage of England, genealogical, biographical, and historical, greatly augmented, and continued to the present time. (London: [T. Bensley], 1812), 3:82.