Catherine of Aragon

1485 - 1536

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Catherine of Aragon (also spelt as Katherine, historical Spanish: Catharina, now: Catalina; 16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536) was Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry VIII from their marriage on 11 June 1509 until its annulment on 23 May 1533. She was Princess of Wales while married to Henry's elder brother, Arthur, Prince of Wales, for a short period before his death. Catherine was born at the Archbishop's Palace of Alcalá de Henares, and was the youngest child of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine of Aragon has received more than 18,961,191 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Catherine of Aragon is the 103rd most popular religious figure (down from 40th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Spain (down from 16th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Spanish Religious Figure.

Catherine of Aragon is most famous for being the first wife of King Henry VIII of England.

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Among religious figures, Catherine of Aragon ranks 103 out of 3,187Before her are Saint Lawrence, Pope Paul III, Philip the Apostle, Teresa of Ávila, Jude the Apostle, and Pope Innocent III. After her are Albertus Magnus, Bernard of Clairvaux, Aminah, Elizabeth, Simon the Zealot, and Huldrych Zwingli.

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Among people born in 1485, Catherine of Aragon ranks 2Before her is Hernán Cortés. After her are Dragut, Thomas Cromwell, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Sebastiano del Piombo, Pedro de Alvarado, Clément Janequin, Joos van Cleve, Sayyida al Hurra, Johannes Bugenhagen, and Balthasar Hubmaier. Among people deceased in 1536, Catherine of Aragon ranks 4Before her are Erasmus, Anne Boleyn, and Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha. After her are Baldassare Peruzzi, Germaine of Foix, William Tyndale, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, Garcilaso de la Vega, John of Leiden, and Cecilia Gallerani.

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Among people born in Spain, Catherine of Aragon ranks 29 out of 3,355Before her are Charles II of Spain (1661), Maimonides (1138), Francis Xavier (1506), Saint Lawrence (225), Philip IV of Spain (1605), and Teresa of Ávila (1515). After her are Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Federico García Lorca (1898), Julio Iglesias (1943), Philip III of Spain (1578), Anne of Austria (1601), and Saint Dominic (1170).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Catherine of Aragon ranks 7Before her are Pope Alexander VI (1431), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Maimonides (1138), Francis Xavier (1506), Saint Lawrence (225), and Teresa of Ávila (1515). After her are Saint Dominic (1170), Isidore of Seville (560), Pope Callixtus III (1379), John of the Cross (1542), Tomás de Torquemada (1420), and Vincent of Saragossa (300).