1485, Dec 161536, Jan 7
Queen of England from June 1509 until May 1533 as the first wife of King Henry VIII; she was previously Princess of Wales as the wife of Henry's elder brother Arthur. The daughter of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, Catherine was three years old when she was betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to the English throne. They married in 1501, but Arthur died five months later. In 1507, she held the position of ambassador of the Aragonese Crown in England, the first female ambassador in European history.
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11/14/1501-English crown prince Arthur marries Catherine of Aragon
06/11/1509-King Henry VIII marries wife #1, Catherine of Aragon
03/30/1533-Henry VIII divorces his first wife, Catherine of Aragon 
05/23/1533-Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon's marriage declared null and void
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