Henry II Of England

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Date of Birth March 5, 1133
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Jul 6, 1189 (56)
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Henry II of England

Henry II, also known as Henry Curtmantle, Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, was King of England from 1154 to his death. He was the first king of the House of Plantagenet. King Louis VII of France made him Duke of Normandy in 1150. Henry became Count of Anjou and Maine upon the death of his father, Geoffrey of Anjou, in 1151. His marriage in 1152 to Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Louis VII had recently been annulled, made him Duke of Aquitaine. He became Count of Nantes by treaty in 1185. At various times, Henry also partially controlled Scotland, Wales and the Duchy of Brittany. Before he was 40 he controlled England, large parts of Wales, the eastern half of Ireland and the western half of France—an area that would later come to be called the Angevin Empire. Henry became actively involved by the age of 14 in the efforts of his mother Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England, to claim the throne of England, then occupied by Stephen of Blois.

Predecessor: Stephen
Successor: Richard I
Junior king: Henry the Young King
Born: 5 March 1133, Le Mans, Maine, Kingdom of France
Died: 6 July 1189 (aged 56), Chinon Castle, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Kingdom of France
Burial: Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France
Issue: Geoffrey, Archbishop of York, William IX, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda, Duchess of Saxony, Richard I, King of England, Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, Eleanor, Queen of Castile, Joan, Queen of Sicily, John, King of England, William, Earl of Salisbury
House: Plantagenet/Angevin
Father: Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou
Mother: Empress Matilda

About Henry II Of England

King of England from 1154 until his death whose legal changes laid the basis for the English Common Law. He was notably father of Richard I who was the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

Before Fame

He inherited the throne from his mother, the daughter of King Henry I.

Achievement

He expanded the English monarchy to Wales, Ireland, and half of France during his reign.

Family Life

He had eight children, five sons and three daughters, with his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Associations

He is the father of King Richard

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