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  2. Eleanor of Aquitaine - Wikipedia

    Eleanor of Aquitaine ( c. 1122 – 1 April 1204; French: Aliénor d'Aquitaine, pronounced [aljenɔʁ dakitɛn]) was Queen of France from 1137 to 1152 as the wife of King Louis VII, [1] Queen of England from 1154 to 1189 as the wife of King Henry II, and Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right from 1137 until her death in 1204.

  3. Eleanor of Aquitaine | Biography, Facts, Children, Family ...

    Eleanor of Aquitaine was born about 1122, the daughter and heiress of William X, duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers. He possessed one of the largest domains in France, and upon his death in 1137 she inherited the duchy of Aquitaine. Later that year she married and soon became queen of France.

  4. Eleanor of Aquitaine - Biography, Children & Facts - HISTORY

    Eleanor of Aquitaine Becomes Queen of France. Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) was one of the most powerful and influential figures of the Middle Ages. Inheriting a vast estate at the age of 15 ...

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  5. Eleanor of Aquitaine | eHISTORY

    Eleanor of Aquitaine is considered by many to have been the most powerful and enlightened woman of her age, if not the entire medieval epoch. She was born in 1122 on Bordeaux in the country of Aquitaine, (1) having for a father the future duke of Aquitaine, William X, and her mother Aenor of Chatellerault. (2) In Aquitaine women had liberties ...

  6. BBC - History - Eleanor of Aquitaine

    Eleanor of Aquitaine © Eleanor was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she would go onto become queen-consort of France and later queen of ...

  7. Eleanor of Aquitaine - World History Encyclopedia

    Eleanor of Aquitaine (l. c. 1122-1204 CE) was one of the most impressive and powerful figures of the High Middle Ages (1000-1300 CE) – male or female – whose influence shaped the politics, art, medieval literature, and perception of women in her era. She was the Duchess of Aquitaine, a province of France, from 1137-1204 CE, Queen of France ...

  8. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Powerful Ruler in Medieval Europe

    Eleanor of Aquitaine is known for: serving as Queen of England, Queen of France, and Duchess of Aquitaine; also known for conflicts with her husbands, Louis VII of France and Henry II of England; credited with holding a "court of love" in Poitiers

  9. Eleanor of Aquitaine, the Life of the Lioness,

    Ruler of two nations, mother to kings and queens, leader of a crusade: Eleanor of Aquitaine was a savvy power player in medieval France and England. Beauty and determination infuse Frederick ...

  10. Eleanor of Aquitaine summary | Britannica

    Eleanor of Aquitaine, (born c. 1122—died April 1, 1204, Fontevrault, Anjou, Fr.), Queen consort of Louis VII of France (1137–80) and Henry II of England (1152–89), the most powerful woman of 12th-century Europe. She inherited the duchy of Aquitaine and married the heir to the French throne.

  11. 11 Facts About Eleanor of Aquitaine | Mental Floss

    Here are 11 facts about Eleanor of Aquitaine. 1. Young Eleanor of Aquitaine was Europe’s most eligible bachelorette. Born around 1122 or 1124 possibly in today’s southern France, Eleanor was ...

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