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Elizabeth is descended from the Hebrew name Elisheva, which then became Elisabeth. In the Bible, Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist. This royal name became popular in England with Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603), whose reign lasted 44 years. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I was named after her grandmothers, Elizabeth of York and Elizabeth Howard. Today parents are much more likely to use Elizabeth as a middle name, shorten it to Eliza for a first name or be inspired by the Scottish Elspeth, the French Lisette and the Spanish Isabel.
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The longest-reigning monarch in British history, Elizabeth II became queen in 1952. Her Majesty the Queen, born April 21, 1926, is known for her association with over 600 charities and associations, from international organizations to local groups. She has been married to Prince Philip since 1947, and they have four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward. Her mother, also named Elizabeth, was known as the Queen Mother. She was the wife of King George VI and also mother to Princess Margaret. The always-smiling royal was born into a family of British nobility on August 4, 1900, and lived to be 101.
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