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Eleanor of Aquitaine
b. 1122 – d. April 1, 1204 • Queen • Soldier
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Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine(1122?–1204). In an age known largely for the exploits of kings, princes, dukes, and their warriors, Eleanor of Aquitaine stood out as one of the most remarkable of women. She was the wife and mother of kings and a dominant political force in the Europe of her time.Eleanor was born
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Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122–1204)Wife of England’s King Henry IIOldest daughter of William I, Duke of Aquitaine, Eleanor inherited her father’s vast holdings at his death in 1137. In 1138 she married Louis, who, as Louis VI’s son, a month later at his father’s death became Louis VII, king of France.