Tuesday, September 22, 2015

22 September 1515 A.D. Birth of Anne of Cleves—or, Anna von Julich-Kleve-Berg

22 September 1515 A.D. Birth of Anne of Cleves—or, Anna von Julich-Kleve-Berg 

Ridgeway, Claire. “22 September 1515—Birth of Anne of Cleves or Anna von Julich-Kleve-Berg.” The Anne Boleyn Files. 22 Sept 2015. http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/22-september-1515-birth-of-anne-of-cleves-or-anna-von-julich-kleve-berg/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAnneBoleynFiles+%28The+Anne+Boleyn+Files%29. Accessed 22 Sept 2015.

22 September 1515 – Birth of Anne of Cleves or Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg

Posted By Claire on September 22, 2015
Happy 500th Birthday to Anne of Cleves!

On 22nd September 1515, Anne of Cleves, or Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg as she was actually known in her home country, was born near Düsseldorf. Anne was the daughter of John III, Duke of Jülich, Cleves and Berg, an important German ruler, and his wife Maria of Jülich-Berg. Anne was also the fourth wife of King Henry VIII, although the marriage only lasted six months.

Heather R. Darsie has written a special post on Anne and her upbringing in Cleves over at the Tudor Society, to celebrate her 500th birthday – click here to read that now.

You can read more about Anne in the following articles. She really is a fascinating woman:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting my article. There is another called, "Gloriana and the Green Ruby," which is about Anna von Kleve's relationship with Elizabeth I. An article about Anna's elder sister, Sibylle, will be published tomorrow, 17 January 2016. Both can be found on www.tudorsociety.com. Again, thank you for posting my article! I hope everyone enjoyed it.