Comments for the name Mercedes

Comments for MERCEDES:

This is the name of a type of expensive car.
-- AndrewJKD  4/26/2005
The car company was named after one of the founder's daughters, Mercedes.
-- bellaboo  10/24/2006
One of the main characters in Alexandre Dumas' book, The Count of Monte Cristo.
-- Kae Kae  6/9/2005
The German version of the name, "Merzedes", is the name of a car, because the founder of the car company named the car after his daughter. A real pitty! It's a beautiful name, I think, but the car thing makes it unusable for people. It's better with the Spanish pronunciation, though.
-- Evaria  8/9/2005
Mercedes McCambridge, American actress.
-- Kosta  5/15/2006
Mercedes Lackey is a great, well known fantasy and science fiction author.
-- indigopearl  7/31/2006
Wasn't Mercedes a character in 'The Call of the Wild', by Jack London?
-- xKatiex  11/11/2006
Mercedes from the movie Pan's Labyrinth really fits that merciful picture. In the movie, Mercedes is brave and kind and so beautiful.
-- edenrowe  12/30/2007
There's an indie rock band called 'Hey Mercedes', which formed after the dissolution of the band Braid. That band makes me think well of the name Mercedes.
-- DestructoGirl  6/27/2009
Another famous bearer: actress Mercedes McNab. She is most famous for her role as Harmony Kendall on the shows Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel.
-- Anonymous User  6/29/2009
This name was used for one of the five playable characters in the award-winning Playstation 2 role-playing game Odin Sphere.
-- missmarlenesinclair  5/7/2010
Amber Riley plays the character Mercedes in the tv show GLEE.
-- MirandaIrie  10/5/2010
Mercedes Masohn is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2012
Haydée Mercedes Sosa (9 July 1935[1] – 4 October 2009), known as La Negra (literally: The Black One), was an Argentine singer who was popular throughout Latin America and many countries outside the continent. With her roots in Argentine folk music, Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of nueva canción. She gave voice to songs written by both Brazilians and Cubans. She was best known as the "voice of the voiceless ones".
Sosa performed in venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Théâtre Mogador in Paris and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, as well as sell-out shows in New York's Carnegie Hall and the Roman Coliseum during her final decade of life. Her career spanned four decades and she was the recipient of several Grammy awards and nominations, including a posthumous Latin Grammy award for Best Folk Album. She served as an ambassador for UNICEF.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
María Mercedes Milá Mencos (born 4 April 1951) is a Spanish television presenter and journalist, most notable for her work on Spain's Telecinco's Gran Hermano, the Spanish version of the reality television series Big Brother.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Maria de las Mercedes of Orléans (24 June 1860 – 26 June 1878) was Queen of Spain as the first wife of King Alfonso XII. She was born in Madrid, Spain, the daughter of Antoine of Orléans, Duke of Montpensier and of Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
María de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias (11 September 1880 – 17 October 1904), was the eldest daughter of King Alfonso XII of Spain and his second wife, Maria Christina of Austria. She was for all 24 years of her life, Princess of Asturias, the heiress presumptive to the Crown of Spain.
For a period from 25 November 1885 to 17 May 1886, she was the extant Head of the State of Spain. Had her younger sibling, unborn at the death of Alfonso XII, been a daughter, Mercedes would have become queen regnant of Spain. The sibling proved to be a boy, Alfonso XIII of Spain, and on his birth in 1886, Mercedes lost her latent queenship. She returned to the position of heiress presumptive of Spain, which she held until her own death, and was succeeded in it by her own infant son Alfonso, Alfonso XIII having not yet fathered a child.
Princess Mercedes married in Madrid on 14 February 1901, her second cousin, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, a nephew of the King of the then-defunct Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, who was elevated to the rank of Infante of Spain. The marriage was highly controversial due to the Prince's father ties with the Carlist. She died three years later from complication while giving birth to her third child.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) was an American poet, playwright, and novelist. Four of de Acosta's plays were produced, and she published a novel and three volumes of poetry. She was professionally unsuccessful but is known for her many lesbian affairs with famous Broadway and Hollywood personalities and numerous friendships with prominent artists of the period.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Bresso (born 12 July 1944) is an Italian politician and former President of the Piedmont Region. She is a member of the Democratic Party (coming from Democrats of the Left). After her election as governor of Piedmont, she resigned from the office as Member of European Parliament. She is a Grand Officer of the Italian Republic. She is the first woman to serve as President of Piedmont.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercédès Adrienne Manuela Ramona Jellinek, called Mercédès (September 16, 1889 – February 23, 1929) was the daughter of Austrian automobile entrepreneur Emil Jellinek and his wife Rachel Goggmann Cenrobert. She was born in Vienna on September 16, 1889.
She is best known for her father having Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft's line of Mercedes cars named after her, beginning with the Mercedes 35 hp model of 1901. Also, at the 1902 Paris Automobile exhibition, her father hung a large picture of her.
Mercédès lived in Vienna, and was notorious for marrying twice scandalously.
She had a magnificent wedding in 1909 in Nice, on the Côte d'Azur, with Baron von Schlosser. The couple lived in Vienna until World War I, which ruined them. They had two children Elfriede (b. 1912) and Hans-Peter (b. 1916).
In 1918, Mercédès was begging for food in the streets. A little later, leaving her husband and her two children, she married Baron Rudolf von Weigl, a talented but poor sculptor. She played music and had a good soprano voice, but never shared her father's passion for automobiles. She died in Vienna from bone cancer in 1929, at the age of 39, and was buried in Vienna in the familial grave near her grandfather, the former chief rabbi of Vienna, Adolf Jellinek.

In 1926 the Daimler company merged with the Benz company. Although the company traded as Daimler-Benz it gave the name Mercedes-Benz to its cars to preserve the respected Mercedes marque.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Lackey (born June 24, 1950) is a American author of fantasy novels. Many of her novels and trilogies are interlinked and set in the world of Velgarth, mostly in and around the country of Valdemar. Her Valdemar novels form a complex tapestry of interaction between human and non-human protagonists with many different cultures and social mores.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Sherida Lander (born January 25, 1984) is the drummer and backing vocalist for the Canadian alternative metal group Kittie.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Carlotta Mercedes McCambridge (March 16, 1916 – March 2, 2004) was an American actress of radio, stage, film, and television. Orson Welles called her "the world's greatest living radio actress."
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Alicia McNab (born March 14, 1980) is a Canadian-born actress perhaps best known for playing Harmony Kendall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel. She is also well known for her role as Amanda Buckman in the Addams Family films and as Misty in the horror films Hatchet and Hatchet 2.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Isabel Pérez Tigreros (born August 7, 1987 in Santa Marta, Magdalena) is a female weightlifter from Colombia. She won a gold medal at the 2008 Pan American Championships for her native South American country, and represented Colombia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China, finishing in ninth place in her weight division.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes J. Ruehl (born February 28, 1948) is an American theater, television, and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for The Fisher King.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Noel "Tety" Sahores Rosauer (born September 24, 1974) is an Argentine ski mountaineer and mountain climber. She was the first Argentine woman, who climbed the summit of the Mount Everest, on May 19, 2009.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Yvette Scelba-Shorte, also known as Mercedes Yvette, (born August 24, 1981, in New Jersey), is an American fashion model and actress. She was a contestant and finalist on Cycle 2 of America's Next Top Model.
-- sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Marten is the name of an NPC who appears in the game 'Dragon's Dogma'.
-- Anonymous User  2/25/2014

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