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Birthplace: Leuven, Vlaams Brabant, Flemish Region, Belgium
Death: Died in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Castille La Mancha, Spain
Occupation: Erzherzogin von Österreich, infanta de Castilla, princesse de Bourgogne, prinses der Nederlanden, Queen of Portugal (1518-1521), Qieen of France (1530-1547), Queen Consort of Portugal, Queen Consort of France
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About Leonor de Habsburgo, Rainha de Portugal e França

Eleanor of Austria, also called Eleonor of Castile and Éléonore de Habsbourg in France (15 November 1498 – 25 February 1558) was born Archduchess of Austria and Infanta of Castile from the House of Habsburg, and became subsequently in turn Queen consort of Portugal (1518–1521) and of France, also Duchess of Touraine (1547–1558) as dower.

She is called Leonor in Spanish and Portuguese and "Éléonore" or Aliénor in French.

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1 Biography

2 References

3 External links

4 Ancestry


[edit] Biography


Eleanor of Austria coat of arms as queen of FranceBorn in Louvain as the eldest child of Philip the Handsome, archduke of Austria and Duke of Burgundy and of Joanna of Castile, Infanta of Castile and Aragon and later Queen of the named countries. Her siblings were: Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, also Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Elisabeth Queen of Denmark, Mary Queen of Hungary and later Regent of the Low Countries and Catherine, Queen of Portugal.

When she was young, her relatives tried to marry her to the King of England, Henry VIII), whom she was betrothed to but when his father died and he became King he decided to marry her aunt Catherine of Aragon with whom he had been in love with for a number of years prior to their marriage. They also tried to marry her off to the French King (Louis XII or Francis I) or with the Polish King (Sigismund I), but they could not. Finally they married her to Manuel I of Portugal, after the proposed marriage with her cousin (the Crown Prince) did not occur. They married 16 July 1518. They had two children: the Infante Charles (who died as a child, born 18 February 1520) and the Infanta Maria (born 8 June 1521, and who was later one of the richest Princesses of Europe). She became a widow on 13 December, 1521, when Manuel died of the plague.

Some time later as a widow, by the treaty called "La Paz de las Damas" (The Ladies' Peace) she was married to Francis I of France on 4 July 1530. They had no children.

As the French Queen she did not have any political power; however, she was used as a contact between France and the Holy Roman Empire. She was Charles V's favorite sister. She died in 1558 on the return trip from Badajoz, where she tried to make peace with her daughter Maria.

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[edit] External links

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[edit] Ancestry

[show]v • d • eAncestors of Eleanor of Austria

                                 

 16. Ernest, Duke of Austria 
 
         

 8. Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor   
 
               

 17. Cymburgis of Masovia 
 
         

 4. Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor   
 
                     

 18. Edward of Portugal 
 
         

 9. Eleanor of Portugal   
 
               

 19. Leonor of Aragon 
 
         

 2. Philip I of Castile   
 
                           

 20. Philip, Duke of Burgundy 
 
         

 10. Charles, Duke of Burgundy   
 
               

 21. Isabella of Portugal 
 
         

 5. Mary, Duchess of Burgundy   
 
                     

 22. Charles I, Duke of Bourbon 
 
         

 11. Isabella of Bourbon   
 
               

 23. Agnes of Burgundy 
 
         

 1. Eleanor of Habsburg   
 
                                 

 24. Ferdinand I of Aragon 
 
         

 12. John II of Aragon   
 
               

 25. Eleanor of Alburquerque 
 
         

 6. Ferdinand II of Aragon   
 
                     

 26. Frederick Enríquez, Count of Melgar 
 
         

 13. Juana Enriquez   
 
               

 27. Merina de Cordova 
 
         

 3. Joanna I of Castile   
 
                           

 28. Henry III of Castile 
 
         

 14. John II of Castile   
 
               

 29. Katherine of Lancaster 
 
         

 7. Isabella I of Castile   
 
                     

 30. Infante João, Lord of Reguengos 
 
         

 15. Isabella of Portugal   
 
               

 31. Isabella of Braganza 
 
         


Portuguese royalty

Preceded by

Maria of Aragon Queen consort of Portugal

16 July 1516 – 13 December 1521 Succeeded by

Catherine of Habsburg

French royalty

Preceded by

Claude of France Queen consort of France

4 July 1530 – 31 March 1547 Succeeded by

Catherine de' Medici

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11th Generation Constance, Queen of Sicily · Joanna, Countess of Ampurias · Infanta Maria · Infanta Beatrice · Eleanor, Queen of Castile · Isabella, Countess of Urgell · Isabella, Countess of Cardona · Infanta Blanca of Ribagorza · Joanna, Countess of Cardona · Violante, Countess of Prades · Infanta Joanna of Prades · Infanta Constance of Prades · Infanta Eleanor of Prades · Timbor, Viscountess of Cabrera · Infanta Eleanor of Ampurias · Mary of Sicily**


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13th Generation Isabella of Urgell, Duchess of Coimbra · Eleanor, Princess of Salerno · Joanna, Countess of Cardona · Infanta Catherine of Urgell


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  • also a princess of Majorca
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11th Generation Archduchess Maria Theresia · Archduchess Marie Christine · Maria Theresia, Queen of Saxony** · Archduchess Maria Anna** · Archduchess Maria Amalia** · Maria Clementina, Duchess of Calabria** · Maria Teresa, Queen of Sardinia*** · Archduchess Maria Josepha*** · Maria Leopoldine, Electress of Bavaria*** · Archduchess Maria Antonia*** · Maria Ludovika, Empress of Austria***


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16th Generation Archduchess Adelheid · Charlotte, Duchess of Mecklenburg · Elisabeth, Princess Heinrich of Liechtenstein · Elisabeth, Edle Hubert von Braun** · Alice, Baroness Vittorio Manno** · Marie Antoinette, Baroness of Proff in Irnich** · Archduchess Marie Christine** · Archduchess Walburga, Mrs. Carlos Tasso** · Archduchess Verena** · Archduchess Katharina, Mrs. Roland Huber** · Agnes, Baroness Peter of Fürstenberg** · Maria Ileana, Countess Adam Kottulinski** · Alexandra, Baroness Viktor of Baillou** · Maria Magdalena, Baroness of Holzhausen** · Archduchess Elisabeth, Mrs. Friedrich Sandhofer** · Agnes, Princess Karl Alfred of Liechtenstein** · Archduchess Maria Margaretha** · Archduchess Ludovica** · Archduchess Allix** · Josepha, Countess Clemens of Waldstein-Wartenberg** · Valerie, Margravine of Baden** · Alberta, Baroness Alexander of Kottwitz-Erdödy** · Theresa, Princess Rasso of Bavaria** · Maria Inmakulata, Countess Reinhart of Hoensbroech** · Archduchess Monika, Mrs. Charles de Rambures · Archduchess Marie Christine, Mrs. Raymond van der Meide · Archduchess Maria, Mrs. Wilhelm de Witt · Margherita, Countess Benedikt of Piatti


17th Generation Andrea, Hereditary Countess of Neipperg · Monika, Duchess of Maqueda · Michaela, Countess Hubertus of Kageneck · Archduchess Gabriela, Mrs. Christian Meister · Walburga, Countess Archibald Douglas · Maria Beatrix, Countess Riprand of Arco-Zinneberg*** · Isabella, Countess Andrea Czarnocki-Lucheschi*** · Maria del Pilar, Edle Vollrad-Joachim von Poschinger · Kinga, Baroness Wolfgang of Erffa · Archduchess Marie Adelheid, Mrs. Jaime Corcuerra · Archduchess Viridis, Mrs. Karl Dunning-Gribble · Archduchess Alexandra, Mrs. Héctor Riesle · Maria Constanza, Princess of Auersperg-Trautson · Maria Anna, Princess Peter Galitzine · Catharina, Countess Maximiliano Secco d'Aragona · Archduchess Elisabeth, Mrs. James Litchfield · Sophie, Princess of Windisch-Grätz · Archduhcess Marie Christine, Mrs. Clemens Guggenberg · Archduchess Marie Bernadette, Mrs. Rupert Wolff** · Archduchess Katharina, Mrs. Niall Brooks** · Archduchess Alicia** · Archduchess Maria Christina** · Archduchess Margaretha, Mrs. Andreas Baumgartner** · Archduchess Marie Valerie, Mrs. Martin Josef Wagner** · Archduchess Hedwig** · Archduchess Veronika** · Archduchess Johanna · Archduchess Elisabeth · Archduchess Celina · Archduchess Maria Floriana · Archduchess Sofía · Archduchess Anna Carolina · Archduchess Theresa · Archduchess Sophie · Archduchess Ladislaya


18th Generation Archduchess Eleonore · Archduchess Gloria · Archduchess Sophie · Archduchess Hilda · Archduchess Maria Laura*** · Archduchess Luisa Maria*** · Archduchess Laetitia Maria*** · Archduchess Sophia · Archduchess Maria Theresa · Archduchess Margherite · Archduchess Priscilla · Archduchess Marie des Nieges · Marie Christine, Countess Rodolphe of Limburg-Stirum · Archduchess Gabriella · Archduchess Antonia · Archduchess Isabelle · Archduchess Carlotta · Archduchess Paulina · Archduchess Lara · Archduchess Tatyana** · Archduchess Anabella** · Archduchess Tara**


19th Generation Archduchess Zita


  • also an infanta of Spain
    • also a princess of Tuscany
      • also a princess of Modena

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Eleanor of Austria

Queen consort of Portugal

Tenure 16 July 1518 – 13 December 1521

Queen consort of France

Tenure 4 July 1530 – 31 March 1547

Spouse Manuel I of Portugal

Francis I of France

Issue

Infante Charles of Portugal

Infanta Maria, Lady of Viseu

House House of Valois

House of Aviz

House of Habsburg

Father Philip I of Castile

Mother Joanna of Castile

Born 15 November 1498(1498-11-15)

Leuven

Died 25 February 1558 (aged 59)

Eleanor of Austria (15 November 1498 – 25 February 1558), also called Eleonor of Castile, was born Archduchess of Austria and Infanta of Castile from the House of Habsburg, and became subsequently in turn Queen consort of Portugal (1518–1521) and of France. She also held the Duchy of Touraine (1547–1558) as dower. She is called Leonor in Spanish and Portuguese and "Éléonore" or Aliénor in French.

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   * 1 Early life
   * 2 Queen of Portugal
   * 3 Queen of France
   * 4 Ancestry
   * 5 References
   * 6 Sources
   * 7 External links

[edit] Early life

Eleanor of Austria coat of arms as queen of France

Born in Louvain as the eldest child of Philip the Handsome, archduke of Austria and Duke of Burgundy and of Joanna of Castile, Infanta of Castile and Aragon and later Queen of the named countries. Her siblings were: Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, also Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Elisabeth Queen of Denmark, Mary Queen of Hungary and later Regent of the Low Countries and Catherine, Queen of Portugal.

When she was young, her relatives tried to marry her to the King of England, Henry VIII), to whom she was betrothed. However, when his father died and he became King, Henry decided to marry Eleanor's aunt, Catherine of Aragon, whom he had loved for a number of years prior to their marriage. They also tried to marry her off to the French King (Louis XII or Francis I) or with the Polish King (Sigismund I), but they could not. Eleanor was suggested to marry the Duke of Lorraine in 1510, and in 1514, Louis XII of France.

Eleanor was her brothers favourite. In 1517, Eleanor had a love affair with Frederick of the Palatinate, and Emperor Charles discovered her reading a love letter from Frederick. Charles was enraged and forced Eleanor and Frederick to swear in front of an atorney that they were not secretly married, after which he expelled Frederick from court. She followed her brother to Spain in 1517.

[edit] Queen of Portugal

Finally they married her to Manuel I of Portugal, after the proposed marriage with her cousin (the Crown Prince) did not occur. Charles arranged the marriage between Eleanor and the King of Portugal to avoid the possibility of Portugese assistence to any rebellion in Castile. They married 16 July 1518. They had two children: the Infante Charles (who died as a child, born 18 February 1520) and the Infanta Maria (born 8 June 1521, and who was later one of the richest Princesses of Europe). She became a widow on 13 December, 1521, when Manuel died of the plague. As Queen Dowager of Portugal, Eleanor returned to the court of Charles in Spain.

In July 1523, Eleanor was engaged to Charles of Bourbon in an alliance between Charles and Bourbon against France, but the marriage never took place. In 1526, Eleanor was engaged to the king of France during his captivity in Spain.

[edit] Queen of France

In 1529, by the treaty called "La Paz de las Damas" (The Ladies' Peace), it was stipulated that the marriage should take place. She was married to Francis I of France on 4 July 1530. They had no children.

Eleanor left Spain in the company of her future son-in-laws, which was now the be released as hostage. They met Francis I at the border, were they were married, and then departed for an official entrance to Bordeax. Eleanor was crowned as the Queen of France in Saint-Denis 31 May 1531. She was dressed in purple velvet at her coronation. Eleanor was ignored by Francis, who seldom performed his marital obligations and prefferred his lover Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly. At the official entrance of Eleanor to Paris, Francis displayed himself openly to the public in a window with his lover Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly for a period of two hours. Queen Eleanor performed as the queen of France at official occations, such as at the wedding between Prince Henry and Catherine of Medici in 1533. She also performed charity and was praised for this.

As the French Queen she did not have any political power; however, she was used as a contact between France and the Holy Roman Empire. Queen Eleanor was present at the peace negotiations between Fracis and Charles in Aigues-Mortes in 1538. In 1544, she was given the task of entering peace negotiations with Charles and her sister Mary. In November 1544, she visited Charles in Brussels.

As a Queen Dowager, Eleanor left France for Brussels. She witnessed the abdication of Charles in October 1555 and left for Spain with him and their sister Mary in August 1556. She lived with her sister in Jarandilla, were they often visited their brother, who retired to a convent nearby. In 1558, she met her daughter in Bajadoz.

She was Charles V's favorite sister. She died in 1558 on the return trip from Badajoz, where she tried to make peace with her daughter Maria.

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Leonor de Habsburgo, reine de France's Timeline

1498
November 15, 1498
Leuven, Vlaams Brabant, Flemish Region, Belgium
1518
July 16, 1518
Age 19
Lisbon City, Lisbon, Portugal
1519
1519
Age 20
Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
1520
February 18, 1520
Age 21
Portugal
February 18, 1520
Age 21
Lisbon City, Lisbon, Portugal
1521
June 8, 1521
Age 22
Portugal
June 18, 1521
Age 22
Lisbon City, Lisbon, Portugal
1530
July 4, 1530
Age 31
Poitou City, Poitou, Poitou-Charentes, France
August 5, 1530
Age 31
1558
February 25, 1558
Age 59
Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Castille La Mancha, Spain