The full name of Henry VIII was Henry Tudor. He was the son of Henry VII and Elizabeth York, and was born on June 28, 1491 at Greenwich Palace.
Henry Tudor had six siblings, but only three survived. Of his surviving siblings, his older brother Arthur was expected to assume the kingship. However, he died shortly after marrying Princess Catherine of Aragon at the age of 15 and left the throne to Henry at the ripe age of ten.
Henry VIII was known for many things. He married six times and beheaded two of his wives. According to Biography, he was also the driving catalyst behind the English Reformation, which came about as a result of the pope's refusal to offer a quick annulment of his marriage to Queen Catherine.