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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Queen consort of France from 1137 to 1152 after marrying Louis VII, then of England from 1154 to 1189, Eleanor of Aquitaine played a major role in the relations between the two kingdoms by bringing to one then the other the duchy of Aquitaine as her inheritance. As the wife of Henry II of England, she had some political influence and supported many artists. She spent her last years in Fontevraud Abbey where can now be found Henry II, Richard Lion Heart and Eleanor of Aquitaine’s tomb effigies.