Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

About Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 _ 1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages, a member of the Ramnufid dynasty of rulers in southwestern France. She became Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right while she was still a child, then later queen consort of France (1137_1152) and England (1154_1189). She was the patron of literary figures such as Wace, Benoit de Sainte-Maure, and Bernart de Ventadorn.