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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. She was well educated at the Castilian court. She also ruled as Countess of Ponthieu in her own right (suo jure) from 1279. After intense diplomatic manoevres to secure her marriage to affirm English sovereignty over Gascony, she was married to Prince Edward at the monastery of Las Huelgas, Burgos, on 1 November 1254, at 13. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eleanor of Castile has received more than 1,156,112 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Eleanor of Castile is the 235th most popular companion (down from 215th in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from Spain (down from 249th in 2019) and the 16th 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 235 out of 673Before her are Princess Clémentine of Orléans, Wahshi ibn Harb, Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon, Rosalynn Carter, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Nazli Sabri. After her are Sigrid the Haughty, Nur Jahan, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Vibia Sabina, Adelaide of Austria, and Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche.

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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, Leszek II the Black, Vasily of Kostroma, and Sophia of Denmark. 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, Magnus III of Sweden, Elizabeth the Cuman, Guido of Siena, Henryk IV Probus, Henry XIII, Duke of Bavaria, Margaret, Maid of Norway, Lloque Yupanqui, and Butigeidis.

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Among people born in Spain, Eleanor of Castile ranks 263 out of 2,932Before her are Benjamin of Tudela (1130), Alfonso I of Asturias (693), Nachmanides (1194), Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836), Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609), and Carles Puyol (1978). After her are Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur (1626), Eleanor of Toledo (1522), Francis, Duke of Cádiz (1822), Carlos Ruiz Zafón (1964), Ferdinand IV of Castile (1285), and Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia (1908).