Eleanor of Aquitaine Timeline

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  • c. 1122 - 1204
    Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • 1137 - 1204
    Eleanor is Duchess of Aquitaine.
  • 1137 - 1152
    Eleanor is Queen of France.
  • 1152
    Eleanor of Aquitaine's marriage to Louis VII of France annulled.
  • May 1152
    Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • 1154 - 1189
    Eleanor of Aquitaine is Queen of England.
  • 1155
    Birth of Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • 8 Sep 1157
    Birth of Richard I of England, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • 1158
    Birth of Geoffrey, Count of Brittany, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • 24 Dec 1167
    Birth of King John of England, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • 1168
    Fighting in western France, William Marshal is captured and ransomed by Guy de Lusignan. He is freed by Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • c. 1170 - 1174
    Eleanor separates from Henry II of England; holds court at Poitiers, inspires development of courtly love poetry.
  • 1174 - 1189
    Eleanor is imprisoned by Henry II following the revolt of her sons which she may have encouraged.
  • 1190 - 1194
    Eleanor is Regent of England while Richard I is absent.
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