On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1540

Weddings in History

  • Mar 4 Protestant Count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife

Henry VIII

Jul 28 English King Henry VIII (49) marries Catherine Howard (16 or 17), his 5th wife

Divorces in History

Divorce of Interest

Jul 9 English King Henry VIII annuls his 6 month marriage to his 4th wife Anne of Cleves, on the grounds of non-consummation and her pre-contract to Francis of Lorraine