- eleanor was an important patron of poets and writers her father once turned a dark age into a land of beauty and culture after making the court of his aquitaine duchy a place for artists, poets, musicians, wingers and writers. Born c 1122, eleanor was the eldest daughter of william x, the duke of aquitaine and count of poitierswilliam x held one of the largest domains in france—even larger than that held by the king of france himself due to her father’s enormous wealth, eleanor “was raised in one of europe's most cultured courts and given an excellent education,” the bbc reports. Eleanor of aquitaine (1122 -1204) eleanor was born around 1122 and died in 1204 she was buried next to her son, king richard the lionheart, and husband, king of england, henry ii (plantagenet) in the fontevraud abbey. Eleanor was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in europe and the world during the high middle ages eleanor inherited the duchy of aquitaine and poitiers after her father’s death when she was only 15.
By student laura bright a first look eleanor was a french duchess she later became queen of france, divorced her husband, and then became queen of england a short few months later when it was all said and done, she held the titles of duchess of normandy, duchess of aquitaine, countess of anjou, countess of poitou. Eleanor of aquitaine in an age when men were considered to be superior to women, eleanor of aquitaine proved that conclusion wrong by becoming one the greatest queens ever known in history, first as the queen of france and later as the queen of england. Eleanor of aquitaine was queen of two great medieval european powers – england and france one of the wealthiest women in europe, she played a very active role in government affairs maintaining her role as one of the most influential and revered people of medieval europe.
In a way eleanor of aquitaine's life had barely begun after she returned to france from her travels on the second crusadeshe lived until her eighties, becoming one of the great political and wealthy powers of medieval europe. Eleanor of aquitaine (c 1122 – march 31, 1204) was the daughter of william x of aquitaine she had a younger sister called petronilla of aquitaine she brought the province of aquitaine to england when she married henry ii of england. Eleanor of aquitaine - another life history of eleanor please consider donating today [x] close if you share our goals of shining light on the heroes in our midst and empowering people around the world to create positive change, please consider donating today. Eleanor of aquitaine (in french: aliénor d’aquitaine, éléonore de guyenne) (1122 or 1124 – 1 april 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western europe during the high middle ages.
This feature is not available right now please try again later. Eleanor of aquitaine was one of the most influential women of her time here are 10 interesting facts about her childhood, family, life, marriages, accomplishments and death #1 she became heir to the largest and richest province of france. Grief is not very different from illness: in the impetus of its fire it does not recognise lords, it does not fear colleagues, it does not respect or spare anyone, not even itself.
Eleanor of aquitaine and henry ii, lying together: tombs at fontevraud-l'abbaye dorling kindersley/kim sayer/getty images queen of france then queen of england, she was duchess of aquitaine in her own right, which gave her significant power as a wife and mother. Eleanor of aquitaine (1122–1204) europe's most famous medieval queen who wielded power and influence as queen of france and england, and was also an important patron of 12th-century troubadour poetry and courtly love literature pronunciation: ack-ee-taine. Eleanor of aquitaine was a very influential person in western europe although her name and accomplishments are not universally acknowledged, they were nevertheless crucial in shaping europe to the continent now.
Eleanor of aquitaine was one of the most important women of the middle ages, a strong political player and a patron of great literary personalities like chrétien de troyes she was born in 1122 as the daughter of william x, duke of aquitaine, whose court was renowned for the cultural level of its society. Eleanor of aquitaine (1137-1152) was one of the most powerful and influential figures of the middle ages inheriting a vast estate at the age of 15 made her the most sought-after bride of her. Eleanor of aquitaine the story of eleanor of aquitaine begins in bordeaux at around ad 1122 she was the daughter of william x, who was the duke of aquitaine and the count of poitou, and controlled a vast amount of land.
Aquitaine passed to france in 1137 when the duchess eleanor of aquitaine married louis vii of france, but their marriage was annulled in 1152 when eleanor's new husband became king henry ii of england in 1154, the area became an english possession, and the cornerstone of the so-called angevin empire. Eleanor was the elder daughter of william, tenth duke of aquitaine the exact date of her birth is unknown, but she was raised in one of europe's most cultured courts and given an excellent. William of newburgh emphasized the charms of her person, and even in her old age richard of devizes described her as beautiful, while matthew paris, writing in the 13th eleanor of aquitaine: by the wrath of god, queen of england vintage.