Henry II 'Curtmantle' d Anjou King of England, 11331189 (aged 56 years)

Name
Henry II 'Curtmantle' /d Anjou/ King of England
Name
Henry /FitzEmpress/
Birth March 5, 1133 19 30
Death of a maternal grandfatherHenry King of England I
December 1, 1135 (aged 2 years)
Note: food poisioning, after supposedly overeating lampreys
Death of a paternal grandfatherFulk V d Anjou 9th Comte d'Anjou
November 13, 1144 (aged 11 years)
Death of a fatherGeoffrey V Plantagenet Comte d'Anjou et Maine
September 7, 1151 (aged 18 years)
Marr-AltEleanor d Acquitaine Duchesse d'AquitaineView this family
May 14, 1152 (aged 19 years)

MarriageEleanor d Acquitaine Duchesse d'AquitaineView this family
May 18, 1152 (aged 19 years)
Crowned December 19, 1154 (aged 21 years)
Note: King of England||'Rex Angliae, Dux Normanniae et A…

King of England||'Rex Angliae, Dux Normanniae et Aquitainaie et Comes Andegavaie'

Birth of a daughterMatilda of England
June 1156 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a daughterEleanor Plantagenet
October 13, 1162 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a sonJohn I 'Lackland' King of England
December 24, 1167 (aged 34 years)
Marriage of a childHeinrich V 'the Lion' von Braunschweig-LüneburgMatilda of EnglandView this family
February 1, 1168 (aged 34 years)
Marriage of a childAlfonso VIII de Castilla Rey de CastillaEleanor PlantagenetView this family
September 1170 (aged 37 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Longespée 1st Earl of Salisbury
between 1160 and 1170 (aged 36 years)

Death of a motherMatilda 'the Empress' of England
September 10, 1167 (aged 34 years)
Death of a wifeRosamund Clifford
1176 (aged 42 years)

Event
Henry II /of England/

Event
/de Touraine/

Event
/de Normandie/

Event
/d Anjou/

Event
/d Acquitaine/

Event
/de Maine/

NoteP

Note: He was the First of the Angevin kings. He was a po…

He was the First of the Angevin kings. He was a powerful thickset, red-haired, freckled man. The name is derived from his emblem, the broom shrub, which bears the botanical name Planta Genesta later corrupted to Plantagenet. He spent much of his reign in France but did not neglect matters at home, carrying out important improvements in the legal system including widespread use of juries, and he did his best to ensure that justice was fair to all. He appointed his close friend Thomas Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury but once installed, Becket continually opposed him, particularly regarding the necessary reformation of the ecclesiastical courts. The King had the Pope's backing and he called a meeting of the Great Council at Clarendon after which the Constitutions of Clarendon were issued. Shortly after, Becket fled the country. He returned in 1170 but promptly fell out with King. Henry was furious and cried out 'Who will avenge me of this turbulent priest!'. Four knights who heard him mistook Henry's meaning and straightway rode off to Canterbury and on Tuesday, 29 December 1170 murdered Becket in the Cathedral

Biography

Note: Dictionary of National Biography
Death July 6, 1189 (aged 56 years)
Note: from a fever
Burial
Title
King

Title
Comte

Title
Duc

Title
11th Comte

Title
Duc

Title
Comte

Family with parents
father
11131151
Birth: August 24, 1113 21
Death: September 7, 1151Château-du-Loir, France
mother
11021167
Birth: about August 1102 33 23Winchester, United Kingdom
Death: September 10, 1167Abbey of the Notre Dame des Prés, Rouen, France
Marriage
Marriage: May 22, 1128Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans, France
5 years
himself
11331189
Birth: March 5, 1133 19 30Le Mans, France
Death: July 6, 1189Chinon Castle, Chinon, France
Father’s family with Adelaide of Angers
father
11131151
Birth: August 24, 1113 21
Death: September 7, 1151Château-du-Loir, France
step-mother
half-brother
Family with Eleanor d Acquitaine Duchesse d'Aquitaine
himself
11331189
Birth: March 5, 1133 19 30Le Mans, France
Death: July 6, 1189Chinon Castle, Chinon, France
wife
11201204
Birth: between 1120 and 1122 23 19Chateau de Belin, Guienne, France
Death: April 1, 1204Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud, France
Marriage
Marriage: May 18, 1152Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux, France
4 years
daughter
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Birth: June 1156 23 36Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom
Death: June 28, 1189Germany
7 years
daughter
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Birth: October 13, 1162 29 42Domfront Castle, Domfront, France
Death: October 31, 1214Burgos, Spain
5 years
son
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Birth: December 24, 1167 34 47Beaumont Palace, Oxford, United Kingdom
Death: October 19, 1216Newark Castle, Newark, United Kingdom
Family with Rosamund Clifford
himself
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Birth: March 5, 1133 19 30Le Mans, France
Death: July 6, 1189Chinon Castle, Chinon, France
partner
son
11601226
Birth: between 1160 and 1170 36 33
Death: 1226Mansourah, Egypt
Louis VII de France Roi de France + Eleanor d Acquitaine Duchesse d'Aquitaine
partner’s partner
11211180
Birth: about 1121 40
Death: September 18, 1180Paris, France
wife
11201204
Birth: between 1120 and 1122 23 19Chateau de Belin, Guienne, France
Death: April 1, 1204Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud, France
Marriage
Marriage: July 25, 1137Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux, France
Divorce
Divorce: 1152
Crowned

King of England||'Rex Angliae, Dux Normanniae et Aquitainaie et Comes Andegavaie'

NoteP

He was the First of the Angevin kings. He was a powerful thickset, red-haired, freckled man. The name is derived from his emblem, the broom shrub, which bears the botanical name Planta Genesta later corrupted to Plantagenet. He spent much of his reign in France but did not neglect matters at home, carrying out important improvements in the legal system including widespread use of juries, and he did his best to ensure that justice was fair to all. He appointed his close friend Thomas Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury but once installed, Becket continually opposed him, particularly regarding the necessary reformation of the ecclesiastical courts. The King had the Pope's backing and he called a meeting of the Great Council at Clarendon after which the Constitutions of Clarendon were issued. Shortly after, Becket fled the country. He returned in 1170 but promptly fell out with King. Henry was furious and cried out 'Who will avenge me of this turbulent priest!'. Four knights who heard him mistook Henry's meaning and straightway rode off to Canterbury and on Tuesday, 29 December 1170 murdered Becket in the Cathedral

Biography

Dictionary of National Biography

Death

from a fever