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Henry VIII of England

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Birthday
28, 1491
Birthplace
Greenwich, England
Death Date
Jan 28, 1547 (55)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
28, 1491
Birthplace
Greenwich, England
Death Date
Jan 28, 1547 (55)

About

Second monarch of the Tudor dynasty who reigned from 1509 to 1547 and separated the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. The Showtime original series The Tudors, where he is portrayed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, is based on his reign. 

Before Fame

Due to the fact that his elder brother was to assume the throne, he was prepared for a clerical career.

Trivia

His inability to stick to one wife led to the creation of the Anglican Church because the Roman Catholic Church prohibited divorce.

Family Life

He is perhaps best known for marrying six different women, including Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour, in an attempt to get a male heir to the throne.

Associated With

He was succeeded as King of England by his son Edward VI.