Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204)

Lives Our Ancestors Left Behind

Relation to me: 23rd Great Grandmother

Eleanor had been one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. She was a member of the Ramnulfid Dynasty in Southwestern France and had inherited the Duchy of Aquitaine from her father in 1137. Eleanor would later become the queen consort of France and England. She was also the leader of the Second Crusade and of many armies throughout her life.

As the Duchess of Aquitaine, Eleanor was the most eligible bride in Europe in her time. Just three months after she had become the Duchess, she had married

King Louis VII of France

King Louis VII of France, who was the son of her guardian King Louis VI. As the Queen of France, Eleanor had participated in the very unsuccessful Second Crusade. Not long after, she would seek for an annulment of her marriage from…

View original post 6,959 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s