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Eleanor of Aquitaine

1122 - 1204

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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, 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. 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. She was a patron of poets such as Wace, Benoît de Sainte-Maure, and Bernart de Ventadorn. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eleanor of Aquitaine has received more than 5,165,633 page views. Her biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 59 in 2019). Eleanor of Aquitaine is the 28th most popular nobleman (down from 24th in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from France (down from 159th 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 28 out of 842Before her are Şehzade Mehmed, Rollo, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Ramesses I, and Diana, Princess of Wales. After her are Edward VII, Charles the Bold, Naruhito, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Marie de' Medici, and Ramesses III.

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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 IV Angelos, Alexios V Doukas, Emeric, King of Hungary, Nicholas Kanabos, Haakon III of Norway, Ban Kulin, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Minamoto no Yoriie, and Berthold, Duke of Merania.

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In France

Among people born in France, Eleanor of Aquitaine ranks 163 out of 6,011Before her are Erik Satie (1866), Charles IX of France (1550), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Francis II of France (1544), Jacques Cartier (1491), and Catherine Deneuve (1943). After her are Charles the Bold (1433), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Henry II of England (1133), Louis Daguerre (1787), Pope Gregory XI (1370), and Philip VI of France (1293).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, Eleanor of Aquitaine ranks 3Before her are William the Conqueror (1028) and Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640). After her are Charles the Bold (1433), Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Pope Leo IX (1002), Margaret of Valois (1553), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Robert Guiscard (1016), Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), and Charles, Count of Valois (1270).