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Eleanor of Provence

Eleanor of Provence (died 1291) was queen consort of King Henry III of England.

Born in Aix-en-Provence, she was the daughter of Raimund Berengar V, Count of Provence (1198-1245) and Beatrice de Savoie (1206-1266). Her sister Marguerite (1221-1295) became Queen of France.

When she was 13 or 19 years old, Eleanor was married to Henry III Plantagenet of England (1207-1272) in January 1236. The couple had nine children, four of whom survived:

Edward I. * 17.6. 1239;
Margaret * 19.9. 1240;
Beatrice * 25.6. 1242;
Edmund * 14.3. 1245;

Richard, John, Henry, William and Catherine died young. In 1272 Eleanor's husband died and her son Edward, 33 years old, became King Edward I of England.

Eleanor died in Amesbury.



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