Arthur Prince of Wales

Male19 September 1486–2 April 1502

Brief Life History of Arthur

When Arthur Prince of Wales was born on 19 September 1486, in Winchester, Hampshire, England, his father, Henry VII King of England, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth of York Queen of England, was 20. He married Catalina de Aragón Queen of England on 14 November 1501, in St Paul's Cathedral, London, England. He died on 2 April 1502, in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England, at the age of 15, and was buried in Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Arthur Prince of Wales
Catalina de Aragón Queen of England
Marriage: 14 November 1501

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  • Arthur Prince of Wales, "Find A Grave Index"
  • England, Extracted Parish and Court Records, 1399-1795

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  • Marriage
    14 November 1501St Paul's Cathedral, London, England
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    Name Meaning

    Of Celtic origin. King Arthur was a British king of the 5th or 6th century, about whom virtually no historical facts are known. He ruled in Britain after the collapse of the Roman Empire and before the coming of the Germanic tribes, and a vast body of legends grew up around him in the literatures of medieval Western Europe. His name is first found in the Latinized form Artorius; it is of obscure etymology. The spelling with -th- was popular among the gentry families of West Yorkshire in the late 1400s, even before Henry VII , who may have hoped to capitalize on the legend, gave the name to his son. It remained in regular use in some areas and its popularity exploded in the early 19th century, largely as a result of the fame of Arthur Wellesley ( 1769–1852 ), Duke of Wellington, the victor at the Battle of Waterloo and subsequently prime minister. Further influences were Tennyson's Idylls of the King ( 1859–85 ), and the widespread Victorian interest, especially among the Pre-Raphaelites, in things medieval in general and in Arthurian legend in particular.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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