Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was Queen Consort of France,and also Queen Consort of England. She was one of the most powerful women in Middle Ages. In 1157 she gave birth to her favorite son Richard the Lionheart. She outlived all her children except for King John and Eleanor, Queen of Castile. Eleanor of Aquitaine was renowned for her powerful personality and leading her sons in rebellion against their father, King Henry II.

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Eleanor of Acquitaine - Around 1152, a stonemason carved Eleanor of Aquitaine's head with that of her second husband, the future Henry II. She was thirty. Artist Duncan Long has transformed stone to flesh adding the blue eyes from a contemporary description. The Cloisters in New York houses the original sculpture.

Eleanor of Aquitaine(1122–1204) and King Henry II Plantagenet ( 1133 - 1189). They had 5 sons, and 3 daughters.

OUR 24th Great-Grandmother Eleanor of Aquitaine- Queen of France, then divorced the king to become Queen of England by marrying Henry II, then in her old age led their sons in rebellion against him. She was definitely a different type of lady for her era!

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading

Eleanor of Aquitaine inherited her father's lands in 1137, and married Louis VII of France that same year. Their marriage was annulled in 1152. She then married Henry II of England, bearing him eight children including sons Richard (the Lion-Hearted) and John who would both become king. Eleanor promoted courtly culture, including troubadour songs, and was a savvy military adviser to her sons.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine between her son-Richard I and 2nd husband Henry II Tomb effigy at Fontevrault, France

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Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204). One of the most powerful women in European history. Wife of two kings (Louis VII king of France Henry II Plantagenet king of England) and mother of other three (Henry the Young King, Richard I Lionheart John I Lackland). Joined her military on the Crusades. Spent 16 years imprisoned. Poisoned her husband's mistress. Died a nun at 82 years old.

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Nice portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, holding her rock crystal vase. It was given to her by her grandfather, William IX of Aquitaine, and she later gave it to Louis VII as a wedding present. It still survives, and is on display in the Louvre museum. Eleanor of Aquitaine by *dashinvaine on deviantART

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Eleanor_of_Aquitaine_wikibar.emf. One powerful woman!

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