Eleanor of Aquitaine is known in history as being a very powerful woman. The heir to the Duchy of Aquitaine she was first married to the King of France, with whom she had two daughters before their marriage was annulled. She then married Henry Duke of Normandy, who became King Henry II of France. By him she was the mother of "Henry the Young King" as well as King Richard I and King John.
She was very wealthy and powerful, although at one point she appears to have been locked up by her husband for helping their sons rebel against him. She helped arrange Richard's marriage to Berengaria of Navarre, and helped her son John when he became king. She died in 1204 and is buried in Fontevraud Abbey in France.