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Eleanor Princess Of AQUITAINE (b. 1121, d. 26 Jun 1202)Eleanor Princess Of AQUITAINE (daughter of Guillaume X Duke Of AQUITAINE COUNT OF POITOU and Eleanor De CHATELLERAULT) was born 1121 in Chateu de Belin, Guinne, France, and died 26 Jun 1202 in Fontevraud Abbey, Maine-et-Loire, France.She married Henry II Plantagenet King of England, son of Geoffrey V Plantagenet Count of Anjou and Maine and Empress Matilda Beauclerc.
Notes for Eleanor Princess Of AQUITAINE:
Eleanor Princess Of AQUITAINE [QUEEN OF ENGLAND] was born in 1121/22 in Chateau de Belin, Gironde, France. She died on 31 Mar 1204 in Mirabell Castle, Tarn-et-Garonne, France.
In an age known largely for the exploits of kings, princes, dukes, and their warriors, Eleanor of Aquitaine stood out as one of the most remarkable of women. She was the wife and mother of kings and a dominant political force in the Europe of her time.
Eleanor was born about 1122. Her father was William X, duke of Aquitaine. When he died in 1137 she inherited his domain, which was larger than that ruled by the king of France. The same year she married the heir to the French throne, who became King Louis VII a month afterward. During their 15-year marriage, she exerted considerable influence upon the running of the country and even accompanied him on the Second Crusade from 1147 to 1149. His jealousy led to separation, and the marriage was annulled; but she regained possession of Aquitaine.
In 1152 she married Henry Plantagenet, who became Henry II of England two years later. Together they had eight children, among whom were Richard I the Lion-Hearted and John, both of whom later became kings of England. This union brought together England, Aquitaine, Anjou, and Normandy under one rule. Two centuries later England's various French possessions became an underlying cause of the Hundred Years' War.
After the revolt of her sons against Henry II, Eleanor was kept in semi-confinement from 1174 to 1189, when Henry died. She then became active in affairs of state under her son Richard I and, after his death without an heir in 1199, under John. She worked for peace between France and England and helped preserve John's French domains. Eleanor died on April 1, 1204, in the monastery at Fontevrault in Anjou.
See movie "The Lion in Winter" Parents: Guillaume X Duke Of AQUITAINE [COUNT OF POITOU] and Eleanor De CHATELLERAULT.
She was married to Henry II "Plantagenet" King Of ENGLAND [FITZEMPRESS] on 11 May 1152 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France.
Children of Eleanor Princess Of AQUITAINE and Henry II Plantagenet King of England are:
- +John Lackland King Of England, b. 24 Dec 1166, Kings Manor House, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, d. 19 Oct 1216, Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire, England.