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Queen (playing card)

The queen is a playing card with a picture of a queen on it. The usual rank of a queen is as if it were 12 (that is, between the king and the jack).

In the standard English playing card deck, the Queen and the other face cards represent no one in particular. However, the court cards in a French deck do have names. Confusion often arises because the suits in an English deck came from the French deck as well.

Following are the personages represented by the Queens in the French deck:

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