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Eleanor PLANTAGENETAge: 5211621214

Name
Eleanor PLANTAGENET

Eleanor PLANTAGENET

Name
Eleanor PLANTAGENET
Birth October 13, 1162 29 40
Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France

Birth of a son
#1
Alfonso of LEÓN IX
1166 (Age 3)

Death of a paternal grandmotherMatilda BEAUCLERC
September 10, 1167 (Age 4)
Notre Dame de Pre', Rouen, France

Birth of a brotherJohn PLANTAGENET
December 24, 1167 (Age 5)
Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England

MarriageAlfonso DE CASTILE VIIIView family
September 22, 1180 (Age 17)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Berengaria of CASTILE
1180 (Age 17)

Death of a fatherHenry PLANTAGENET II
July 6, 1189 (Age 26)
Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France

Death of a half-sisterMarie CAPET
March 11, 1198 (Age 35)
Grey, London, , England

Death of a brotherRichard PLANTAGENET I
April 6, 1199 (Age 36)
Chalus, Limousin, France

Death of a motherEleanor of AQUITAINE
April 1, 1204 (Age 41)

Death of a husbandAlfonso DE CASTILE VIII
October 5, 1214 (Age 51)

Death of a husbandAlfonso DE CASTILE VIII
October 6, 1214 (Age 51)
Huelgas, Burgos, Spain

Death October 31, 1214 (Age 52)
Las Huelgas, Burgos, Burgos, Spain

Record Change January 10, 2004 (789 years after death)

Family with parents - View family
father
200px-Henry_II_of_England_-_Illustration_from_Cassell's_History_of_England_-_Century_Edition_-_published_circa_1902.jpg Henry PLANTAGENET II
Birth: March 5, 1133 19 31Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France
Death: July 6, 1189Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France
mother
262px-Illus-050-1-.jpg Eleanor of AQUITAINE
Birth: 1122 23 19Aquitaine, France
Death: April 1, 1204
 
Marriage: May 18, 1152Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux, France
16 years
younger brother
180px-John_of_England.jpg John PLANTAGENET
Birth: December 24, 1167 34 45Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England
Death: October 19, 1216Newark Castle, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
-5 years
Eleanor_of_England,_Queen_of_Castile.jpg Eleanor PLANTAGENET
Birth: October 13, 1162 29 40Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France
Death: October 31, 1214Las Huelgas, Burgos, Burgos, Spain
-5 years
elder brother
180px-Richard_coeur_de_lion.jpg Richard PLANTAGENET I
Birth: September 8, 1157 24 35Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England
Death: April 6, 1199Chalus, Limousin, France
Mother’s family with Louis CAPET VII - View family
step-father
Louis7_le_jeune.jpg Louis CAPET VII
Birth: 1120 38 27Reims, Champagne, France
Death: September 18, 1180Paris, Seine, France
mother
262px-Illus-050-1-.jpg Eleanor of AQUITAINE
Birth: 1122 23 19Aquitaine, France
Death: April 1, 1204
half-sister
1-De Capet.jpg Marie CAPET
Birth: 1145 25 23Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France
Death: March 11, 1198Grey, London, , England
Family with Alfonso DE CASTILE VIII - View family
husband
AlfonsoVIII.jpg Alfonso DE CASTILE VIII
Birth: November 11, 1155 21 22
Death: October 5, 1214
Eleanor_of_England,_Queen_of_Castile.jpg Eleanor PLANTAGENET
Birth: October 13, 1162 29 40Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France
Death: October 31, 1214Las Huelgas, Burgos, Burgos, Spain
 
Marriage: September 22, 1180
-14 years
son
Alfonso of LEÓN IX
Birth: 1166 10 3
Death: 1230
15 years
daughter
Berengaria of CASTILE
Birth: 1180 24 17
Death: November 8, 1246

 
Shared note
Princess Eleanor of England and Aquitaine (later Leonora; 13 October 1162 - 31 October 1214) was Queen of Castile as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was born in the castle at Domfront, Normandy, and was baptised by Henry of Marcy. She was the sixth child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her godfather was the chronicler Robert of Torigny, who had a special interest in her and recorded her life as best he could. She received her first name as a namesake of her mother, whose name "Eleanor" (or Alienor) had previously been unrecorded though may have been related to the Greek Helen or the Italian Elena. Another view holds that in the Occitan language, Eleanor simply meant "the other Aenor," since Eleanor of Aquitaine was named for her mother, called Aenor. Eleanor was a younger maternal half-sister of Marie de Champagne and Alix of France. She was a younger sister of William, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda of England, Richard I of England and Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany. She was also an older sister of Joan of Sicily and John of England. When she was eighteen years old, in September 1180, she was married to Alfonso VIII. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean border, with Gascony offered as her dowry. Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake Eleanor (who was called Leonor by her Spanish subjects) best inherited her mother's political influence. She reigned alongside her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the king of Leon in the interest of peace. When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Las Huelgas abbey in Burgos.
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