Eleanor of ProvenceEleanor of Provence
) 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) married Louis IX of France and became Queen of France.
When she was 13 or 19 years old, Eleanor was married to King Henry III of England (1207-1272) in January 1236. The couple had nine children, four of whom survived:
- Edward I (1239 - 1307)
- Margaret (born 19.9. 1240)
- Beatrice (born 25.6. 1242)
- Edmund (born 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.