John Fisher

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Birthday
19, 1489
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 22, 1535 (45)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
19, 1489
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 22, 1535 (45)

About

British Bishop who was martyred for refusing to accept King Henry VIII's authority over the Catholic Church.

Before Fame

He was confessor to Margaret Beaufort, the mother of King Henry VII, and also served as a tutor to Prince Henry, later King Henry VIII.

Trivia

In the traditional Catholic calendar he shares the same feast day as Sir Thomas More.

Family Life

He had three siblings and four more step-siblings.

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For refusing to recognize King Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, he was beheaded in the Tower of London.