Eleanor of Aquitaine

1122 - 1204

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Eleanor of Aquitaine (French: Aliénor d'Aquitaine, Éléonore d'Aquitaine, Occitan: Alienòr d'Aquitània, pronounced [aljeˈnɔɾ dakiˈtanjɔ], Latin: Helienordis, Alienorde or Alianor; c. 1124 – 1 April 1204) was Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right from 1137 to 1204, Queen of France from 1137 to 1152 as the wife of King Louis VII, and Queen of England from 1154 to 1189 as the wife of King Henry II. As the heiress of the House of Poitiers, which controlled much of southwestern France, she was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. Militarily, she was a leading figure in the Second Crusade, and in a revolt in favour of her son. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eleanor of Aquitaine has received more than 6,093,124 page views. Her biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Eleanor of Aquitaine is the 23rd most popular nobleman (up from 29th in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from France (up from 163rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Nobleman.

Eleanor of Aquitaine was a powerful woman who was married to both King Louis VII of France and King Henry II of England. She was the mother of King Richard I of England, and Queen Eleanor of Castile.

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Among noblemen, Eleanor of Aquitaine ranks 23 out of 1,415Before her are Harold Harefoot, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Marie Thérèse of France, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Lucretia, and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. After her are Anne of Austria, Diana, Princess of Wales, Naruhito, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Alexander Nevsky, and Ludovico Sforza.

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Among people born in 1122, Eleanor of Aquitaine ranks 2Before her is Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor. After her are Wanyan Liang, and Adam of Saint Victor. Among people deceased in 1204, Eleanor of Aquitaine ranks 2Before her is Maimonides. After her are Isaac II Angelos, Alexios V Doukas, Alexios IV Angelos, Emeric, King of Hungary, Ban Kulin, Haakon III of Norway, Nicholas Kanabos, Minamoto no Yoriie, Berthold, Duke of Merania, and Suleiman II.

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In France

Among people born in France, Eleanor of Aquitaine ranks 139 out of 6,770Before her are Albert Schweitzer (1875), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), Jacques Lacan (1901), Charles V of France (1338), François Villon (1431), and Alexandre Dumas fils (1824). After her are Joachim Murat (1767), Louis XVIII of France (1755), Gérard Depardieu (1948), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), and François Hollande (1954).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, Eleanor of Aquitaine ranks 3Before her are William the Conqueror (1028), and Marie Thérèse of France (1778). After her are Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Charles the Bold (1433), Margaret of Valois (1553), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), Pope Leo IX (1002), Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Robert Guiscard (1016), and Philip the Bold (1342).