Henry VIII of England

1491 - 1547

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Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. Henry is best known for his six marriages, and, in particular, his efforts to have his first marriage (to Catherine of Aragon) annulled. His disagreement with Pope Clement VII on the question of such an annulment led Henry to initiate the English Reformation, separating the Church of England from papal authority. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry VIII of England has received more than 27,681,947 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Henry VIII of England is the 5th most popular nobleman, the 17th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 3rd most popular British Nobleman.

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Among noblemen, Henry VIII of England ranks 5 out of 843. Before him are Elizabeth II, Ragnar Lodbrok, Marie Antoinette, and Ramesses II. After him are Catherine the Great, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Margrethe II of Denmark, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Lucrezia Borgia, and Akihito.

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Among people born in 1491, Henry VIII of England ranks 1After him are Ignatius of Loyola, Jacques Cartier, Zhengde Emperor, Francesco Melzi, Martin Bucer, Lapu-Lapu, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, Nicolò da Ponte, Francisco de Sá de Miranda, and Teofilo Folengo. Among people deceased in 1547, Henry VIII of England ranks 1After him are Hernán Cortés, Francis I of France, Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, Vittoria Colonna, Saint Cajetan, Sebastiano del Piombo, Pietro Bembo, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Hadım Suleiman Pasha, Marie of Luxembourg, Countess of Vendôme, and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry VIII of England ranks 17 out of 6,924. Before him are James Watt (1736), Stephen Hawking (1942), Ragnar Lodbrok (850), Queen Victoria (1819), Thomas Hobbes (1588), and Michael Faraday (1791). After him are Richard III of England (1452), Agatha Christie (1890), Charles Dickens (1812), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Alan Turing (1912), and Alfred Hitchcock (1899).

Among NOBLEMEN In United Kingdom

Among noblemen born in United Kingdom, Henry VIII of England ranks 3Before him are Elizabeth II (1926) and Ragnar Lodbrok (850). After him are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Harold Harefoot (1016), Edward VII (1841), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), Henry IV of England (1367), and Henrietta of England (1644).