King Henry VIII Tudor

King Henry VIII Tudor

Male 1491 - 1547  (55 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Henry VIII Tudor 
    Prefix King 
    Born 28 Jun 1491  Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1547  Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Feb 1547  St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5938  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 

    Father King Henry VII Tudor,   b. 28 Jan 1457, Pembroke Castle, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1509, Richmond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Queen Elisabeth of York,   b. Feb 1466,   d. 10 Feb 1503  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1486  Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Family ID F2602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharina d' Aragón,   b. 16 Dec 1485, Alcala de Henares, Esp Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1536, Kimbolton Huntingdon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1509  Grey Friars Church Greenwich, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. NN Tudor,   b. 30 Jun 1510,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Henry Tudor,   b. 1 Jan 1511,   d. 22 Feb 1511  (Age 0 years)
     3. NN Tudor,   b. Oct 1513,   d. Nov 1513  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Henry Tudor,   b. Nov 1514,   d. Dec 1514  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Queen Maria I Tudor,   b. 18 Feb 1516, Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1558, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     6. NN Tudor,   b. 1517,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. NN Tudor,   b. 10 Nov 1518,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F2612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joan Dobson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Etheireda Tudor,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F35647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Boleyn,   b. Abt 1499,   d. 19 Jul 1543  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Carey,   b. 1524,   d. 15 Jun 1569, Hampton Court Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2008 
    Family ID F32357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Countess Elizabeth Blount,   b. 1504, Kinlet, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1541, Tattershall Castle, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1518 
    Children 
     1. Duke Henry FitzRoy,   b. Jun 1519,   d. 22 Jul 1536  (Age ~ 17 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F7055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Abt 1524 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Stukely,   b. 1525,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F35648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Elizabeth Stafford,   b. 1479, Brecknock Castle, Brecknockshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 May 1532  (Age 53 years) 
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F35649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Anna Boleyn,   b. Abt 1500, Blickling, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1536, Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married Abt 25 Jan 1533 
    Children 
     1. Queen Elisabeth I Tudor,   b. 7 Sep 1533, Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1603, Richmond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Henry Tudor,   b. Jul 1534,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. NN Tudor,   b. Jun 1535,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. NN Tudor,   b. 29 Jan 1536,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F2611  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 8 Johanna Seymour,   b. 1506,   d. 24 Oct 1537, Hampton Court Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 30 May 1536  Whitehall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. King Edward VI Tudor,   b. 12 Oct 1537, Hampton Court Palace Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1553  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F2610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 9 Anna von Cleve,   b. 22 Sep 1515, Cleve Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1557, Hever Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1540  Cleve Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F2609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 10 Katharina Howard,   b. 1521,   d. 13 Feb 1542, Tower of, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1540  Oatlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F2608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 11 Catharina Parr,   b. Abt 1512, Kendal Castle, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1548, Sudeley Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1543  Hampton Court Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F2607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Henry VIII

  • Notes 
    • (Medical):Age 22
      He contracted smallpox but was not physically scarred by it.
      Age 33
      He has his first attack of malaria. This disease plagued him for the rest of his life.
      Age 35
      Suffered a serious jousting accident, after which he began complaining of chronic migraine headaches.
      The extraordinarily painful leg ulcers began at about this time. He would suffer with them for the rest of his life. They eventually crippled him.
      In his late 30's
      Henry underwent a major personality change. He had always been wise and benevolent. But, slowly, he turned into an irrational and volatile ogre. His enemies could expect no mercy; neither could his friends, to say nothing of his wives.
      Age 44
      Henry suffered a severe jousting accident and was unconscious for about two hours. After recovery he continued to exhibit his usual fits of blind rage. But now they were aggravated by acute insomnia, painful sore throats, and recurrent, severe migraine headaches.
      Henry became prematurely gray and abnormally obese. It was reported that in one 4 year period his waist increased by 17 inches. They say 3 of the biggest men to be found could fit into his doublet at one time.
      Age 45
      He developed a strange growth on the side of his nose.
      Age 49
      He probably became sterile or impotent.
      Age 54
      He could hardly walk and was carried everywhere by sedan chair. He became increasingly absentminded, often issuing opposing orders on succeeding days.
      Age 55
      He spent the last 8 days of his life in bed. He was too weak to lift a glass of water to drink.
      He died amid the horrendous stench of his bursting leg ulcers.
      Lord Montague had predicted some time before, that Henry's "leg will kill him, and then we will have jolly stirring"

      Someone once prophesied that "...dogs will lick his bones as they did Ahab's." His body was being transported to Windsor for burial, and sometime during the night the coffin burst open. When the sentries found him, dogs were licking his remains.

      Conclusion - The Cause of Death
      His first two wives, Katherine of Aragon, and Anne Boleyn, suffered a number of miscarriages and stillbirths. None of his offspring had children. I agree there could be other reasons for both of those facts, however, added to Henry's medical history, I say they point to the inescapable conclusion that Henry VIII died of Syphilis.


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