Information about Queen Eleanor of Navarre

Queen Eleanor of Navarre (2 February 1426 - 12 February 1479)

Eleanor of Aragon (Basque: Leonor, Spanish: Leonor) was regent (1455–1479) and the queen regnant of Navarre in 1479. She was crowned on 28 January 1479 in Tudela.

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.

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.

Queen Eleanor of Navarre reigned in...
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Leonor (Queen Eleanor) Flag of Navarre Navarre 28 January 1479 12 February 1479
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