Eleanor of Castile

1241 - 1290

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Eleanor of Castile (1241 – 28 November 1290) was Queen of England as the first wife of Edward I, whom she married as part of a political deal to affirm English sovereignty over Gascony. The marriage was known to be particularly close, and Eleanor travelled extensively with her husband. She was with him on the Ninth Crusade, when he was wounded at Acre, but the popular story of her saving his life by sucking out the poison has long been discredited. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eleanor of Castile has received more than 875,189 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Eleanor of Castile is the 215th most popular companion (up from 245th in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from Spain (up from 297th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Spanish Companion.

Eleanor of Castile is most famous for being the wife of Edward I of England and the daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was the first Queen of England.

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Among companions, Eleanor of Castile ranks 215 out of 687Before her are Michelle Obama, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, Louise of the Netherlands, Imelda Marcos, Abigail, and Emma of Normandy. After her are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon, Hoelun, Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Empress Kōjun, and Elizabeth of Austria.

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Among people born in 1241, Eleanor of Castile ranks 1After her are Alexander III of Scotland, Mechtilde, Isabella of France, Queen of Navarre, Vasily of Kostroma, and Leszek II the Black. Among people deceased in 1290, Eleanor of Castile ranks 3Before her are Beatrice Portinari and Ladislaus IV of Hungary. After her are Rudolf II, Duke of Austria, Al-Mansur Qalawun, Magnus III of Sweden, Margaret, Maid of Norway, Elizabeth the Cuman, Henryk IV Probus, Guido of Siena, Lloque Yupanqui, and Henry XIII, Duke of Bavaria.

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Among people born in Spain, Eleanor of Castile ranks 249 out of 2,595Before her are Abraham Abulafia (1240), Lorenzo Sanz (1943), Alfonso III of Aragon (1265), Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain (1726), Yolande of Aragon (1384), and Sancho IV of Castile (1258). After her are Juan Luis Vives (1492), Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1910), Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402), Sancho II of Castile and León (1036), Reccared I (510), and Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia (1908).


Among companions born in Spain, Eleanor of Castile ranks 17Before her are Brunhilda of Austrasia (543), Berengaria of Navarre (1165), María Isabella of Spain (1789), Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain (1729), Francis, Duke of Cádiz (1822), and Joanna la Beltraneja (1462). After her are Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402), Juana Enríquez (1425), Joan of Navarre, Queen of England (1368), Mercedes of Orléans (1860), Dulce of Aragon (1160), and Maria of Aragon, Queen of Castile (1403).