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Eleanor of Navarre

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Coronation  28 January 1479
Name  Eleanor Navarre
House  House of Trastamara
Successor  Francis
Predecessor  John II

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Reign  28 January 1479 – 12 February 1479
Born  2 February 1426 Olite, Navarre (1426-02-02)
Issue  Gaston, Prince of Viana Peter, Bishop of Arles John, Viscount of Narbonne Marie of Navarre Margaret, Duchess of Brittany Joan, Countess of Armagnac James, Count of Cortes Catherine, Countess of Candale
Died  February 12, 1479, Tudela, Spain
Spouse  Gaston IV, Count of Foix (m. 1441)
Children  Gaston, Prince of Viana
Parents  John II of Aragon and Navarre, Blanche I of Navarre
Grandchildren  Anne of Brittany, Germaine of Foix
Similar People  Blanche I of Navarre, John II of Aragon and Nava, Catherine of Navarre, Charles - Prince of Viana, Juana Enriquez

Eleanor of Navarre

Eleanor of Aragon (Basque: Leonor and Spanish: Leonor) (2 February 1426 – 12 February 1479), was the regent of Navarre from 1455 to 1479, then briefly the queen regnant of Navarre in 1479. She was crowned on 28 January 1479 in Tudela.


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

She married Gaston IV, Count of Foix, in 1441. In 1442, Eleanor moved with her spouse to Bearn. In 1455, her father deposed her brother 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, where 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 recognized by her father as the heir of Navarre and his regent (governor) in Navarre. In 1468, her father killed her advisor Nicolas de Etchabarri, and deposed her as governor. In 1471, however, her father recognized her as the governor of Navarre until his death. At her father's death in 1479, she gave her oath as the monarch of Navarre, and died two weeks later at Tudela, Navarre, aged 53.

Marriage and children

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

  • Gaston (1444–1470), he married Magdalena of France in 1462 and their children Francis and Catherine both succeeded to Navarre in turn upon the death of their grandmother Eleanor.
  • Peter (1449–1490), cardinal and bishop of Arles,
  • John (1450–1500), viscount of Narbonne, whose daughter Germaine of Foix was second wife to Ferdinand II of Aragon.
  • Marie (1452–1467), married William VIII, marquess of Montferrat.
  • Joan (1454–1476), married John V, count of Armagnac.
  • Margaret (1458–1486), married Francis II, duke of Brittany.
  • Catherine (1460–1494), married Gaston II de Foix, Count of Candale and Benauges.
  • Isabella (1462–?), married Guy de Pons, viscount of Turenne.
  • Anne (born and died 1464).
  • Eleanor (1467–1480), engaged firstly with Charles, duke de Guyenne (who died in 1472) and secondly with the duke of Medinacelli, but she died before the wedding.
  • James (1469–1500), count of Cortes, married Catherine of Beaumont.
  • References

    Eleanor of Navarre Wikipedia

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