- Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful leaders in medieval Europe. She was queen of France and then queen of England, the mother of two kings, and an active participant in European politics into her eighties. As daughter of the Duke of Aquitaine, Eleanor was one of the best-educated women in Europe.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. 1122 – 1 April 1204) (French: Aliénor d'Aquitaine, pronounced [ˈaˌli.ˌɛˈnɔʀ ˈdaˌkiˈten]) was Queen of France from 1137 to 1152 as the consort of King Louis VII, Queen of England from 1154 to 1189 as the wife of King Henry II, and Duchess of Aquitaine from 1137 until her death in 1204.
Eleanor of Aquitaine, also called Eleanor of Guyenne, French Éléonore or Aliénor, d’Aquitaine or de Guyenne, (born c. 1122—died April 1, 1204, Fontevrault, Anjou, France), queen consort of both Louis VII of France (1137–52) and Henry II of England (1152–1204) and mother of Richard I (the Lionheart) and John of England.
Name 5 important women born between 100 a.d. and 1900 a.d. Eleanor of Aquitaine has to be on your list, perhaps in the first or second postion. Born in the 12th century, she married Louis VII of France, divorced him and married Henry II King of England. She bore 10 children, 2 to Louis, and 8 to Henry.
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Eleanor of Aquitaine Eleanor of Aquitaine (ca. 1122-1204) was queen of France from 1137 to 1152 and queen of England from 1154 to 1204. Her second marriage, which brought southwestern France to the English king, affected the relations of France and England for almost 300 years.
Nov 01, 1991 · Shelves: biography-memoir Eleanor grew up in the Dukedom of Aquitaine at a time when most of France was ruled by England. In northern Europe, and England, women had little social standing. Aquitaine, in the south, named "land of waters" by the Romans, was a rich land, filled with orchards and vineyards; life was good for those in power.
Eleanor of Aquitaine Biography Eleanor of Aquitaine Biography Eleanor of Aquitaine (about 1122 - April 1, 1204) was one of the most powerful people of the Middle Ages and the richest and most powerful woman in Europe during her lifetime.
Eleanor of Aquitaine was born to William X, Duke of Aquitaine and Aenor de Châtellerault. Though the exact year and place of birth is unknown, it is speculated that she was born on either 1122 or 1124 in Poitiers, Bordeaux, or Nieul-sur-l'Autise.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (b. 1122, Aquitaine, France; d. 1204, Anjou, France) Eleanor of Aquitaine served as queen of both France and England in the twelfth century, making her one of the most powerful women of the time.
Throughout Eleanor’s childhood, she had grown accustomed to the sight of female pilgrims; in the spring and summer, the roads of Aquitaine had been thronged with travelers bound for Compostela or Rome or Jerusalem, and many of them were women.