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Biography of Anne of Cleves


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Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII, to whom she was married in 1540. She was the daughter of John, third Duke of Cleves. The match was projected by Cromwell, and was partly the cause of that minister's ruin. Henry put her aside, settled on her a liberal annuity with which she was well satisfied, and she spent the remainder of her days in England, where she died in 1557.