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 Arthur Prince of Wales

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Arthur Prince of Wales Famous memorial

Original Name
Arthur Tudor
Birth
Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England
Death
2 Apr 1502 (aged 15)
Ludlow, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England
Burial
Worcester, City of Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Plot
Chantry of Prince Arthur in the quire opposite King John
Memorial ID
6894 View Source

British Royalty. Eldest son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, he was named after the legendary King Arthur as a symbol of Henry's high hopes for the rebirth of English greatness and to emphasize the Tudor family's links to Wales. Arthur was never a robust child, but the hopes for the future of the Tudor dynasty were nonetheless pinned on him. At the age of 2, it was arranged for Arthur to marry the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon. The marriage took place in November of 1501. Arthur died the following spring from a fever caused by the damp climate. Some doctors and historians theorize he may have died of untreated diabetes. His younger brother Henry inherited his titles and his wife.

British Royalty. Eldest son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, he was named after the legendary King Arthur as a symbol of Henry's high hopes for the rebirth of English greatness and to emphasize the Tudor family's links to Wales. Arthur was never a robust child, but the hopes for the future of the Tudor dynasty were nonetheless pinned on him. At the age of 2, it was arranged for Arthur to marry the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon. The marriage took place in November of 1501. Arthur died the following spring from a fever caused by the damp climate. Some doctors and historians theorize he may have died of untreated diabetes. His younger brother Henry inherited his titles and his wife.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 9 Nov 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6894
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6894/arthur-prince_of_wales: accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Prince of Wales (20 Sep 1486–2 Apr 1502), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6894, citing Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, City of Worcester, Worcestershire, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.