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Eleanor of Aragon (Spanish: Leonor) (Olite, Navarre (now Spain), 2 February 1426 – Tudela, Navarre (now Spain), 12 February 1479)[1], Regent (1455-1479) and the queen regnant of Navarre in 1479. She was crowned on 28 January 1479 in Tudela.[2]

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Life

She was the third and youngest child of King John II of Aragon and Queen Blanche I of Navarre. She was born February 2, 1426, and was acclaimed by the cortes in Pamplona, August 9, 1427, as the legitimate heir of Charles IV, and Blanche II in succession to their mother. After their mother's death, however, their father occupated Navarre.

She married in 1441. In 1442, Eleanor moved with her spouse to Bearn in Navarre. In 1455, her father deposed her borther and her sister as heirs of Navarre and proclaimed Eleanor as the heir and the regent and general governor of Navarre, and she moved to Sangüesa. She continued as regent after the death of her brother in 1461. In 1462, she signed the treaty of Olite, were she recognized her father as the monarch of Navarre and accepted to have her sister Blanche imprisoned under her care. In 1464, Blanche died in her care, suspected to have been poisoned. By the treaty, she was recongized by her father as the heir of Navarre and his regent (governor) in Navarre. In 1468, her father killed her advisor Nicolas de Chavarri, and deposed her as governor. In 1471, however, her father recognized her as the governor of Navarre until his death. At her fathers death in 1479, she gave her oath as the monarch of Navarre, and died two weeks later.

Marriage and Children

In 1441, she married Gaston IV, count of Foix, and had the following children with him:

  • James (1455-1500), count of Cortes, married Catherine of Beaumont

Ancestors

Eleanor's ancestors in three generations
Eleanor of Navarre Father:
John II of Aragon
Paternal Grandfather:
Ferdinand I of Aragon
Paternal Great-grandfather:
John I of Castile
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Eleanor of Aragon
Paternal Grandmother:
Eleanor of Alburquerque
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Sancho of Alburquerque
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Infanta Beatriz, Countess of Alburquerque
Mother:
Blanche I of Navarre
Maternal Grandfather:
Charles III of Navarre
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Charles II of Navarre
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Jeanne de Valois, Queen of Navarre
Maternal Grandmother:
Eleanor of Castile
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Henry II of Castile
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Juana Manuel of Castile

References

  1. ^ cf. Anthony (1931)
  2. ^ see Anthony (1931)

Sources

  • This page is a translation of its Spanish equivalent.

Bibliography

  • Anthony, Raoul: Identification et Etude des Ossements des Rois de Navarre inhumés dans la Cathédrale de Lescar (Identification and Study of the Bones of the Kings of Navarre buried at the Cathedral of Lescar), Paris, Masson, 1931

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Eleanor of Navarre
Born: 2 February 1426 Died: 12 February 1479
Regnal titles
Preceded by
John II
Queen of Navarre
1479
Succeeded by
Francis
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