Leonor Of CASTILE

Female 1498 - 1558  (59 years)


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  • Name Leonor Of CASTILE  [1, 2
    Born 24 Nov 1498  Brussels Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Eleanor of Spain 
    Name Eleanor Of Austria  [2
    Name Eleanor Of Habsburg  [2
    Died 18 Feb 1558  Talavera Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Wikipedia Encyclopedia:
      Eleanore of Austria, sometimes known also as Leonor of Castile (November 15, 1498 ? February 25, 1558) was born Archduchess of Austria and Infanta of Spain, became subsequently in turn queen consort of Portugal (1518?1521) and of France, also duchess of Touraine (1547?1558) as dower. Named Leonor de Austria in Spanish, Leonor(a) in Portuguese and "royne Eleonore" or Alienor in French.

      Born in Louvain as the eldest child of Philippe 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, Elizabeth queen of Denmark, Maria 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 VII or Henry VIII), the French king (Louis XII or Francois I) or with the Polish king (Sigismund I), but they could not, so they had to lower their intentions, finally marrying her to Portugal, where firstly her nephew the crown prince was the candidate but finally the king, Manuel I of Portugal. They married July 16, 1518. They had two children, the infante Carlos (who died as a child, born February 18, 1520) and the infanta Maria (born June 8, 1521, and who was later one of the richest princesses of Europe). She became a widow on December 13, 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 July 4, 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.
    Person ID I10397  Main Tree

    Father Philip I The Handsome King Of CASTILE,   b. 22 Jul 1478, Bruges Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1506  (Age 28 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Juana Queen Of CASTILE,   b. 06 Nov 1479,   d. 12 Apr 1555  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1496  [2
    Family ID F07046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Manuel I King Of PORTUGAL,   b. Between 31 May and 01 Jun 1469, Alconchette Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1521, Belem Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Jul 1518  [2
    Married 07 Mar 1519  Lisbon Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. LeonorEleonora Of CASTILE,   d. 1525  [Birth]
     2. Isabel Of CASTILE  [Natural]
     3. James Duke Of VISEO  [Natural]
     4. John Duke Of VISEO  [Natural]
    Family ID F07048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Francis I Of FRANCE,   b. 12 Sep 1494,   d. 31 Mar 1547  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 07 Aug 1530  [2
    Family ID F07049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1498 - Brussels Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Mar 1519 - Lisbon Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    2. [S03581] Wikipedia Encyclopedia.