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Edward VI

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Birthday
12, 1537
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 6, 1553 (15)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1537
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 6, 1553 (15)

About

Remembered as the Tudor dynasty's third ruler, King Edward VI presided over England and Ireland during a period of war and rebellion. He was instrumental in transforming the Church of England into a largely Protestant institution.

Before Fame

In his youth, he studied under scholar John Cheke and cleric Richard Cox.

Trivia

He assumed the throne when he was just ten years old, but became ill and died before his sixteenth birthday.

Family Life

He was born to Jane Seymour and the infamous King Henry VIII.

Associated With

On his deathbed, he ruled that his throne would be transferred to Lady Jane Grey (his cousin). After his death, however, his half-sister, Mary I of England (also known as "Bloody Mary"), quickly seized the throne from Lady Jane.