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Catherine of Aragon

Spanish Princess, Queen of England Catherine of Aragon

Full Name: Catalina de Aragón
Profession: Spanish Princess, Queen of England


Biography: Married Henry VIII after first husband Arthur, Henry's brother, died. The subsequent divorce led to the Reformation in England and schism with Rome.

Born: December 16, 1485
Birthplace: Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: January 7, 1536 (aged 50)

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Married Life

  • 1501-10-15 Heir to the English throne Prince Arthur marries Catherine of Aragon
  • 1509-06-11 King Henry VIII (17) of England marries first wife Catherine of Aragon (23), widow of his brother Arthur
  • 1533-05-23 King Henry VIII of England & Catherine of Aragon's marriage declared null & void by authority English clergy not the Pope

Historical Events

  • 1529-06-21 Queen Catherine Of England [Catherine of Aragon] speaks against her marriage's annulment at the Blackfriars Legatine Court

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