Life story eleanor of aquitaine, 1124-1204, became one of the wealthiest and most powerful woman in medieval europe parentless, she became the queen of france to louis 7 at age thirteen at age 27 she met 18-year-old henri ii inspiring him to conquer england she became its queen. Eleanor of aquitaine was an extraordinary person, who has intrigued a remarkably varied group of writers and commentators—gossipmongers, serious historians of literature and of political and institutional development, and the most romantic of novelists. Eleanor of aquitaine (c1122 -1204 ) one of the most outstanding female figures of the middle ages and a fascinating character in her own right, eleanor, duchess of aquitaine and countess of poitou was born around 1122, the daughter of william x of aquitaine and aenor of châtellerault, the daughter of aimeric i, vicomte of chatellerault. Eleanor of aquitaine (french: aliénor d'aquitaine, of all her influence on culture, eleanor's time in poitiers between 1168 and 1173 was perhaps the most critical, yet very little is known about it henry ii was elsewhere, attending to his own affairs after escorting eleanor there. Alienor of aquitaine: her literary role and influence in the twelfth century by janet parrish harris a thesis submitted to the graduate faculty of the univeristy of richmond.
Eleanor was born in 1122 in aquitaine, france, and was the eldest daughter of william x, duke of aquitaine and aenor de chatellerault being the eldest daughter of aenor and william x, eleanor was rightfully given the title duchess of aquitaine, the day she was borneleanor was raised in a very posh part of europe, therefore she was provided. Eleanor of aquitaine's wedding to louis vii, chronique de st denis (c 1150) louis vi died, of dysentery, 7 days after the wedding the sixteen-year-old louis and fifteen-year-old eleanor, now became the king and queen of france. Best answer: first you should read a book, eleanor and the three kings she was married to louis vii of france and so was queen of france next, she was married to henry ii of england, so she was queen of england she was mother to richard i the lion heart, and king john she was the heiress of william.
The obverse of eleanor of aquitaine's seal she is identified as eleanor, by the grace of god, queen of the english, duchess of the normans the legend on the reverse calls her eleanor, duchess of the aquitanians and countess of the angevins. Melvyn bragg and guests discuss the life, times and influence of eleanor of aquitaine (c1122-1204) who was one of the most powerful women in twelfth century europe, possibly in the entire middle ages. Eleanor of aquitaine was without a doubt the most colorful woman of her time, considered by many to have been the most powerful and enlightened woman of her age 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. Eleanor of aquitaine the story of eleanor of aquitaine begins in bordeaux at around ad 1122 she was the daughter of william x, who was the duke of aquitaine and the count of poitou, and controlled a vast amount of land.
A weir, eleanor of aquitaine: by the wrath of god, queen of england, random house 1999 all about history is part of future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher visit our corporate site. Eleanor of aquitaine's tomb at fontevrault in 1144, the crusader county of edessa was overrun by the atabeg of mosul, zengi the news shocked western europe and pope eugenius iii called for a new crusade. Born c 1122, eleanor was the eldest daughter of william x, the duke of aquitaine and count of poitierswilliam x held one of the largest domains in france—even larger than that held by the king of france himself due to her father’s enormous wealth, eleanor “was raised in one of europe's most cultured courts and given an excellent education,” the bbc reports. Eleanor of aquitaine: eleanor of aquitaine, queen consort of both louis vii of france (1137–52) and henry ii of england (1152–1204) and mother of richard i (the lion-heart) and john of england she was perhaps the most powerful woman in 12th-century europe eleanor was the daughter and heiress of william x, duke of.
Eleanor of aquitaine (1122 – 1204) married prince louis of france, later louis vii of france (1120 – 1180), on july 25, 1137 their marriage was annulled in 1152, and louis maintained custody of their daughters after eleanor of aquitaine’s first marriage was annulled, she married henry. Eleanor had grown up at the court of her father william x duke of aquitaine, but she was really a chip off the old block of her grandfather the court of aquitaine was renowned as being at the cutting edge, if you like, of early twelfth century culture. Eleanor of aquitaine was born to william x, duke of aquitaine and count of poitiers aquitaine was a sought after region: a vast piece of real estate that france had been trying to keep within its hegemony although “france” at the time was mostly a loose aggregate of duchies (like aquitaine) or counties under nominal capetian kingship. Eleanor of aquitaine (1122-1204) was a major figure in the middle ages and a prominent figure in women's history born the duchess of aquitaine, she would eventually become queen of england the eldest daughter of the william, duke of aquitaine, she was married to louis vii, king of france.
Eleanor's subsequent marriage to henry ii, duke of normandy, who became king of england in 1154, initiated a long struggle between france and england for possession of aquitaine henry and his successors held aquitaine in vassalage from the kings of france. Eleanor of aquitaine was born in 1122 the exact date and place were not recorded she was a daughter and not expected to matter enough for such details to be remembered. She was the wife of two kings - louis vii of france and henry ii of england, and the mother of 3 - henry, the young king of england, richard i of england and john of england.
Queen eleanor of aquitaine impacted life in medieval europe in more ways than one her impact revolved around the role she played in many fields being a woman, she was able to change the way by which a woman was treated and looked upon in this time period, which lasted between 1,000 ad - 1,300 ad. Eleanor of aquitaine (1137-1152) was one of the most powerful and influential figures of the middle ages inheriting a vast estate at the age of 15 made her the most sought-after bride of her. The word aquitaine evokes romantic images of chivalry and crusading knights this was the duchy of eleanor of aquitaine, one of the richest women in the medieval world thanks to the bounty of her.