31 MARCH 1204

   Posted by: Michael   in Events in History

Death of Eleanor of Aquitaine.  She was first married to Louis VII of France, from 1137 until their divorce in spring 1352.  She married Henry II of England in May 1352.  At the time of her death she was 82.

She was buried at the abbey church in Fontevrault, next to her second husband.  Several of their children, including their son Richard I ‘the Lionheart’ are also buried there.

Source: ODNB ‘Eleanor , suo jure duchess of Aquitaine (c.1122–1204)’

Photograph of the tomb effigies of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II at Fontevrault Abbey taken by ElanorGamgee; obtained through Wikimedia Commons.

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Like the picture a lot. Surely Eleanor did not wait to get divorced until 1352. She left Louis VII on March 21, 1152. Recent scholars of this decade have concluded she was born in 1124, though the ambiguity is at issue.

April 4th, 2012 at 2:11