Catherine Howard

1523 - 1542

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Catherine Howard (c. 1523 – 13 February 1542), also spelled Katherine Howard, was Queen Consort of England from 1540 until 1541 as the fifth wife of Henry VIII. She was the daughter of Lord Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpeper, cousin to Anne Boleyn (the second wife of Henry VIII), and niece to Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. Thomas Howard was a prominent politician at Henry's court, and he secured her a place in the household of Henry's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, where she caught the King's interest. She married him on 28 July 1540 at Oatlands Palace in Surrey, just 19 days after the annulment of his marriage to Anne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine Howard has received more than 7,279,036 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Catherine Howard is the 56th most popular companion (down from 53rd in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 9th most popular British Companion.

Catherine Howard is most famous for being the fifth wife of King Henry VIII. She was married to the king for a mere 18 months before he had her executed for treason and adultery.

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Among companions, Catherine Howard ranks 56 out of 687Before her are Ingrid of Sweden, Livia, Hafsa bint Umar, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Tughril, and Isabeau of Bavaria. After her are Claude of France, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Catherine Parr, Bathsheba, Guinevere, and Mordred.

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Among people born in 1523, Catherine Howard ranks 1After her are Anna Jagiellon, Gabriele Falloppio, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, Blaise de Vigenère, Charles de Bourbon, Catherine Carey, Stradanus, Pieter Pourbus, and Gulbadan Begum. Among people deceased in 1542, Catherine Howard ranks 3Before her are Lisa del Giocondo and James V of Scotland. After her are 2nd Dalai Lama, Hernando de Soto, Lapu-Lapu, Dosso Dossi, Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford, Thomas Wyatt, Peter Henlein, Diego de Almagro II, and Girolamo Aleandro.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Catherine Howard ranks 216 out of 6,924Before her are Anna Wintour (1949), Ælla of Northumbria (800), James George Frazer (1854), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Charles II of England (1630), and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869). After her are Anne Brontë (1820), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Joe Cocker (1944), J. K. Rowling (1965), Keith Richards (1943), and Edward the Black Prince (1330).

Among COMPANIONS In United Kingdom

Among companions born in United Kingdom, Catherine Howard ranks 9Before her are Jane Seymour (1508), Elizabeth of York (1466), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), Elizabeth Woodville (1437), Anne Hathaway (1556), and Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846). After her are Catherine Parr (1512), Mordred (null), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), Margaret Tudor (1489), Mary of Teck (1867), and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901).