On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1540

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 4 German Protestant Count Philip of Hessen bigamously marries 2nd wife Margarethe von der Saale, causing a scandal

Henry VIII

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

Famous Divorces

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