Mary Bruce

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Birthday
18, 1778
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 9, 1855 (77)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1778
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 9, 1855 (77)

About

Countess of Elgin, wife of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, who is considered one of the most influential heiresses of the 18th and 19th centuries. She was the first woman to attend a political Ottoman ceremony. 

Before Fame

She kept a highly-detailed diary from an early age in London.

Trivia

She was captured by the English and imprisoned in a cage at Roxburgh Castle for four years during the First War of Scottish Independence.

Family Life

She married Thomas Bruce on March 11, 1799.

Associated With

She was a countess like 19th century British countess Mary Anne Disraeli.