Eleanor of Navarre

Eleanor Of Navarre

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

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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 occupied Navarre.

She married in 1441. In 1442, Eleanor moved with her spouse to Bearn in Navarre. 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 Chavarri, and deposed her as governor. In 1471, however, her father recognized her as the governor of Navarre...
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