Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk

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Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, 1st Viscount Lisle, KG PC (c.1484  22 August 1545) was an English military leader and courtier. Through his third wife, Mary Tudor, he was brother-in-law to King Henry VIII.

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Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, wearing the Collar of the Garter, c. 1530
Lord President of the Council
In office
MonarchHenry VIII
Succeeded byThe Lord St John
Lord Steward
In office
MonarchHenry VIII
Preceded byThe Earl of Shrewsbury
Succeeded byThe Lord St John
Personal details
Died22 August 1545 (aged 6061)
Guildford, Surrey, Kingdom of England
Resting placeSt. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Spouse(s)Margaret Neville
Anne Browne
Mary Tudor, Queen of France
Katherine Willoughby
ChildrenAnne Brandon, Baroness Grey of Powys
Mary Brandon, Baroness Monteagle
Henry Brandon
Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk
Eleanor Brandon, Countess of Cumberland
Henry Brandon, 1st Earl of Lincoln
Henry Brandon, 2nd Duke of Suffolk
Charles Brandon, 3rd Duke of Suffolk
Parent(s)Sir William Brandon
Elizabeth Bruyn
Residence(s)Westhorpe Hall, Suffolk
OccupationCourtier, Military commander
Military service
Arms of Brandon: Barry of ten argent and gules, a lion rampant or ducally crowned per pale of the first and second
Quartered arms of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk