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John III, Duke of Cleves, Father of Anne of Cleves (1491-1543). Known as John the Peaceful for his attitude of striving for a middle ground between the two stridently competing faiths during the Protestant Reformation. His Court was Catholic, but anti-papal, and was influenced by Erasmus, w/ whom he consulted personally. He was very wealthy, w/ strategically placed territories on the Rhine, which would have appealed to Thomas Cromwell when he negotiated Anne's marriage contract for Henry…
This portrait is not of of "Maria von Hapsburg, daughter of Ferdinand III" but Maria von Hapsburg, daughter of Ferdinand I. This Maria married the Duke of Julich-Cleaves-Berg, brother of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's 4th queen. She lived from 1531 to 1581, and the clothing style of the sitter is more appropriate for that era than for the Maria daughter of Ferdinand III--she lived almost exactly a century later.
Mary of Burgundy and Archduchess of Austria (1457-1482), cousin of John II, Duke of Cleves, who was the grandfather of Anne of Cleves. John II had been educated in the Burgundian Court along with Mary, the heiress of Charles the Bold. John II and John III had close family ties with the Court of Burgundy and it was though their territories that French culture spread to Germany.
Depicted: Charles of Orleans & Marie of Cleves. - Marie was the sister of the grandfather of Anne of Cleves, John II. Marie was the mother of King Louis XII of France, who was the elderly husband of Henry VIII's sister, Mary, for a brief period. Marie was the last child of Adolf I, Duke of Cleves and Maria of Burgundy. Anne of Cleves, 4th wife of Henry VIII, had an impressive lineage, and could trace her ancestry back through the Cleves line to Edward I of England.
The Six Wives Of Henry VIII - By Tales Of Curiosity
This video travels back in time to the Tudor's and meet Henry VIII. Married six times we find out why, meet each of his wives and learn of their fate.
Portrait of John I of Cleves- Marck (1419-1481), paternal Great-Grandfather of Anne of Cleves. His sister was Marie of Cleves, who was the mother of Louis XII, King of France, the elderly husband of Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, from 1514-1515. John I married Elizabeth of Nevers, daughter of the Count of Nevers. They have six children, among whom were John II, Duke of Cleves; Philip of Cleves, Bishop of Amiens, Nevers & Autun; & Engelbert Count of Nevers. Portrait by Rogier Van der…
Jeanne III, Queen of Navarre was the first wife of William, Duke of Cleve-Julich-Berg, the brother of Anne of Cleves. They were married from 1541-1545. They were divorced on the grounds that the marriage was never consumated. Her second husband was Antoine, King of Navarre. They have 5 children, 2 who reached adulthood. Jeanne embraced Calvinism after her second marriage, although she and her husband had been Catholic. Their son Henry becomes the founder of the Bourbon line of kings in…
Portrait of John II, Duke of Cleves, Count of Marck (1481-1521). John II was the grandfather of Anne of Cleves, 4th wife of Henry VIII. His Father was John I, Duke of Cleves-Marck, and his mother was Elizabeth of Nevers. John II was educated in the Burgundian Court of Philip the Bold. John II married Mathilde of Hesse.