Visitors can still trace Eleanor of Aquitaine’s legacy in two rapidly changing locations: the city of Poitiers and the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud.

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  • Eleanor of Aquitaine
    Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. 1122 – 1 April 1204; French: Aliénor d'Aquitaine, pronounced [alienɔʀ dakitɛn]) was Queen of France from 1137 to 1152 as the wife of King Louis VII, Queen of England from 1154 to 1189 as the wife of King Henry II, and Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right from 1137 until her death in 1204. As the heir of the House of Poitiers, rulers in southwestern France, she ...
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  • Ebles Manzer de Poitiers, duc d'Aquitaine (876
    Ebalus, Duke of Aquitaine Spouse(s) Aremburga Emilienne Adele Noble family House of Poitiers Father Ranulf II of Aquitaine Mother ? Born c. 870 Died 935 Ebalus or Ebles Manzer or Manser (c. 870 – 935) was Count of Poitou and Duke of Aquitaine on two occasions: from 890 to 892 and from 902 (Poitou) and 927 (Aquitaine) to his death.
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  • Eleanor of Aquitaine | eHISTORY
    Eleanor of Aquitaine is considered by many to have been the most powerful and enlightened woman of her age, if not the entire medieval epoch. She was born in 1122 on Bordeaux in the country of Aquitaine,(1) having for a father the future duke of Aquitaine, William X, and her mother Aenor of Chatellerault.(2) In Aquitaine women had liberties rarely found elsewhere in Europe and they mixed ...
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  • Guillaume X 'le Toulousain' ou 'le Saint' d'Aquitaine, X ...
    The Name in French Guilaume X duc d'Aquitaine. William was Duke of Aquitaine and Gascony and Count of Poitiers as William VIII of Poitiers between 1126 and 1137. William was born in Toulouse during the brief period when his parents ruled the capital.
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  • A Biography of Richard the Lionheart
    Early Years . Richard the Lionheart was the third son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and although his eldest brother died young, the next in line, Henry, was named heir.Thus, Richard grew up with little realistic expectations of achieving the English throne.
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