Eleanor of Aquitaine

1122 - 1204

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Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 – 1 April 1204) (French: Aliénor d'Aquitaine, pronounced [ˈaˌli.ˌɛˈnɔʀ ˈdaˌkiˈten]) 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 heir of the House of Poitiers, rulers in southwestern France, she was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe during the High Middle Ages. She was patron of literary figures 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 3,983,372 page views. Her biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia. Eleanor of Aquitaine is the 24th most popular nobleman (down from 16th in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from France (down from 122nd 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 24 out of 843Before her are Harold Harefoot, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, El Cid, Anne of Austria, William the Conqueror, and Ramesses I. After her are Albert, Prince Consort, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Edward VII, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Charles the Bold, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Among people born in 1122, Eleanor of Aquitaine ranks 2Before her is Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor. After her is Wanyan Liang. 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, Haakon III of Norway, Nicholas Kanabos, Ban Kulin, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Guttorm of Norway, and Suleiman II.

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In France

Among people born in France, Eleanor of Aquitaine ranks 159 out of 5,234Before her are Christian Dior (1905), Charles V of France (1338), Pope John XXII (1244), Sully Prudhomme (1839), Louis de Broglie (1892), and Erik Satie (1866). After her are Henry Cavendish (1731), Jean Bodin (1530), Pope Sylvester II (938), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Pope Gregory XI (1370), and Théodore Géricault (1791).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

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