historical figures Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth  

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Maternal death was a common tragedy long ago. In ancient times, maternal mortality rates were particularly high and generally related to complications during delivery. Nearly one in every 100 live births resulted in a mother's death during delivery as recently as 90 years ago. Experts say obesity and giving birth in late 30s and 40s, increases the risk of maternal deaths. Death from childbirth remains fairly rare in the United States now and the rate of the maternal death in childbirth has plummeted in the 20th century worldwide.

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Agafya Grushetskaya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Agafya Grushetskaya 1681

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Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia Died at 21 (1870-1891) - Wife of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia

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Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlov... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia Died at 18 (1783-1801) - Archduchess of Austria as wife of Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary

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Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt Died at 23 (1861-1884) - First wife of Theodore Roosevelt

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Alix, Duchess of Brittany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Alix, Duchess of Brittany Died at 20 (1201-1221) - Duchess of Brittany

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Anna Charlotta Schr�derhiem is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Anna Charlotta Schr�derhiem Salonist and socialite

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Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia Died at 28 (1718-1746) - Regent of Russia and mother of Ivan VI of Russia

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Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia Died at 20 (1708-1728) - Daughter of Catherine I of Russia and mother of Peter III of Russia

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Anna von Schweidnitz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Anna von Schweidnitz Died at 23 (1339-1362) - Third wife of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor

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Barbara Zápolya is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Barbara Zápolya Died at 20 (1495-1515) - Queen of Poland

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Blanche of Navarre, Duchess of... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Blanche of Navarre, Duchess of Brittany Died at 57 (1226-1283) - Wife of the f*ture King Sancho III of Castile

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Carin du Rietz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Carin du Rietz Died at 22 (1766-1788) - Adventurer

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Catherine Parr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Catherine Parr Died at 36 (1512-1548) - Sixth Wife Henry VIII of England

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Cecilia Mettler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Cecilia Mettler Died at 34 (1909-1943) - Medical historian

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Charlotte Christine of Brunswi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg Died at 21 (1694-1715) - Wife of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia

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Christiana Oxenstierna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Christiana Oxenstierna Noble

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Eleanor de Montfort is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Eleanor de Montfort Died at 30 (1252-1282) - Princess of Wales and Lady of Snowdon

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Elisabeth Helene von Vieregg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Elisabeth Helene von Vieregg The spouse of the king

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Elisabeth of Valois is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Elisabeth of Valois Died at 23 (1545-1568) - Third wife of Philip II of Spain

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Elizabeth of York is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Elizabeth of York Died at 37 (1466-1503) - Queen of Henry VII of England and mother of Henry VIII

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Emilia Uggla is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Emilia Uggla Pianist

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Emilie Hammarskj�ld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Emilie Hammarskj�ld Composer, musician, member of the Royal Swedish academy of Music

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Gabrielle d'Estrées is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Gabrielle d'Estrées Died at 26 (1573-1599) - Mistress of the French King, died following eclampsia

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Galla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Galla Wife of Theodosius I.

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Gianna Beretta Molla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Gianna Beretta Molla Died at 40 (1922-1962) - Pediatrician who was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2004.

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Grand Duchess Natalia Alexeiev... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Grand Duchess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia First daughter in law of Catherine II of Russia the child was stillborn

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Hedvig Taube is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Hedvig Taube Died at 30 (1714-1744) - Royal mistress, salonist

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Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela o... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain First wife of Louis, Dauphin of France

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Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden Died at 42 (1212-1254) - Princess and the mother of the king

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Isabella Beeton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Isabella Beeton Died at 29 (1836-1865)

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Isabella of Aragon, Queen of P... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal Died at 28 (1470-1498) - Married Afonso of Portugal and Manuel I of Portugal

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Isabella of Mar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Isabella of Mar Died at 19 (1277-1296) - First wife of Robert I of Scotland, after delivering Marjorie Bruce, who also died in childbirth

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Jadwiga of Poland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Jadwiga of Poland Died at 26 (1373-1399) - Monarch of Poland

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Jane Seymour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Jane Seymour Died at 29 (1508-1537) - Third wife of Henry VIII of England and mother of Edward VI

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Judith of Habsburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Judith of Habsburg Queen of Bohemia

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Julia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Julia Died at 38 (5-43) - Daughter of Julius Caesar

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Kalanipauahi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Kalanipauahi Died at 22 (1804-1826) - Hawaiian queen consort/princess and a member of the House of Kamehameha

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Louise Diane d'Orléans is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Louise Diane d'Orléans Died at 20 (1716-1736) - Princesse de Conti, youngest daughter of Philippe d'Orleans, Regent of France'

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Margaret of Scotland, Queen of... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway Died at 22 (1261-1283) - Queen of Norway

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Margravine Auguste Marie Johan... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Margravine Auguste Marie Johanna of Baden-Baden Paternal great-grandmother of Louis-Philippe I, King of the French

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Archduchess Maria Anna of Aust... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria Died at 55 (1610-1665) - Archduchess of Austria

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Maria Leopoldina of Austria is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Maria Leopoldina of Austria Died at 29 (1797-1826) - Mother of Maria II of Portugal and Emperor Pedro II of Brazil

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Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela o... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain Died at 20 (1726-1746) - Duchesse de Penthi�vre and maternal grandmother of Louis-Philippe I

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Marietta Robusti is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Marietta Robusti Died at 30 (1560-1590) - 16th century artist and daughter of the artist Jacopo Tintoretto

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Marjorie Bruce is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Marjorie Bruce Died at 20 (1296-1316) - After delivering the f*ture Robert II of Scotland

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Marjorie Oelrichs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Marjorie Oelrichs Died at 29 (1908-1937) - Socialite

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Mary de Bohun is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Mary de Bohun Died at 26 (1368-1394) - First wife of Henry IV of England and mother of Henry V

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Mary Wollstonecraft is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Mary Wollstonecraft Died at 38 (1759-1797) - Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and mother of Mary Shelley

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Meketaten is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Meketaten Daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti.

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Arjumand Banu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Maternal Mortality: Famous Women Who Died In Childbirth
Arjumand Banu Died at 38 (1593-1631) - Wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Her memorial is the Taj Mahal