Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile
Eleanor Plantagenet, actually Eleanor of England ( Spanish Leonor de Castilla, Eleanor d'Angleterre French, Catalan Elionor d' Anglaterra ), Countess of Gascogne 1170 (* 1162, † in October 1214 ), daughter of King Henry II of England (House Plantagenet ) and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.
1165 was between Henry II and Rainald of Dassel her engagement to Duke Frederick of Rothenburg, the nephew of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, discussed. After his death in 1167 before Rome she married in 1176 King Alfonso VIII of Castile. From this marriage the following children are descended:
- Berenguela of Castile (1180-1246), Queen of Castile
- Sancho, Prince of Castile ( 1181 )
- Sancha Princess of Castile (1182-1184)
- Urraca of Castile (1186-1220) ∞ Alfonso II, King of Portugal.
- Blanche of Castile (1188-1252) ∞ Louis VIII, King of France
- Ferdinand, Prince of Castile (1189-1211)
- Mafalda, Princess of Castile (1191-1204)
- Henry, Prince of Castile (* 1192 )
- Constance of Castile (* 1196)
- Eleanor of Castile, († 1244) ∞ James I, King of Aragon
- Henry I, King of Castile (1204-1217)
- Constance of Castile († 1243 ), Abbess of Las Huelgas
Alfonso VIII and Eleanor died in the same year. They were buried in a double sarcophagus in the church of the Abbey of Las Huelgas.
- Queen (Castile )
- Prince (England)
- House of Plantagenet
- Born in 1162
- Died in 1214