Eleanor of England, Countess of Leicester

1215–13 April 1275 (Age 60)
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of Eleanor of England Countess of Leicester

When Eleanor of England, Countess of Leicester was born in 1215, in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, her father, John King of England, was 49 and her mother, Isabelle d' Angoulême, Queen of England, was 27. She married William Marshall Earl of Pembroke on 23 April 1224, in London, England, United Kingdom. In 1265, at the age of 50, her occupation is listed as a nun, after the death of her second husband in Montargis, Loiret, Centre-Val de Loire, France. She died on 13 April 1275, in Montargis, Loiret, Centre-Val de Loire, France, at the age of 60, and was buried in Montargis, Montargis, Loiret, Centre-Val de Loire, France.

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Simon de Montfort 6th Earl of Leicester
Eleanor of England, Countess of Leicester
Marriage: 7 January 1238
Eleanor de Montfort
Henry de Montfort
Peter Montfort
Simon Montfort
Count Guido di Monforte
Amauri De Montfort
Joanna de Montfort
Richard Montfort
Richard Montfort
Richard Montfort
Isabel De Montfort

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7 January 1238
Palace of Westminster, Westminster, Middlesex, England


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World Events (3)

1215 · Magna Carta

Age 0

King John of England agreed to a charter of rights called the Magna Carta. The document was originally drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to establish peace between King John and a group of rebel barons. The Magna Carta was completed in 1215 and is now considered to be one of the greatest constitutional documents of all time.
1224 · France Declares War on England

Age 9

France declared war on England as Louis VIII of France attacked Poitou and northern Gascony.
1259 · 100 Years of Conflict Between England and France Ends

Age 44

Treaty of Paris was signed on December 4, 1259, which ended 100 years of conflict between England and France.

Name Meaning

From an Old French respelling of the Old Provençal name Alienor. This has sometimes been taken as a derivative of Helen , but it is more probably of Germanic derivation (the first element being ali ‘other, foreign’ the second is obscure). The name was introduced to England by Eleanor of Aquitaine ( 1122–1204 ), who came from Aquitaine in south-west France to be the wife of King Henry II . It was also borne by Eleanor of Provence, the wife of Henry III , and Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Eleanor of England, Countess of Pembroke and Leicester - Notes from Different Sources

Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson, Vol. 1 pg 52; Vol. 3 pg 562-563; Vol. 4 pg 43 ... widow of William Marshal, Knt. (died 6 Apr 1231), 5th Earl of Pembroke, hereditary Master Marshal, hereditary St …

Sources (3)

  • Eleanor Plantagenet, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Eleanor Plantagenet, "Find A Grave Index"
  • * Complete Peerage (2nd Ed.)

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