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Born 8th September 1157 at Beaumont Palace Oxford Died 6th April 1199 at Chalus Aquitaine Buried Fontevrault Abbey Anjou Parents Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine Siblings William Henry Matilda Geoffrey Eleanor Joan John Crowned 2nd September 1189 at Westminster Abbey Middlesex Married 12th May 1191 at Limassol Cyprus Spouse Berengia daughter of Sancho VI King of Navarre Offspring None Richard Plantagenet also known as Richard the lion hearted was born on September 8th in the year 1157 CE Although born in Oxfordshire England Richard was a child of Aquitaine a part of Southern France His language was not English and throughout his life he spoke little of it He had four brothers and three sisters the first of which died at a young age Of the remainder Henry was named heir to the English throne Richard was to succeed his mothers Aquitane and Geoffrey was to inherit Brittany John was the poorest to fair out receiving nothing from his father It is this action that gave him the name John Lackland At a young age of twelve Richard pledged homage to the King of France for lands of his At the age of fourteen Richard was named the Duke of Aquitane in the church of St Hillaire at Poitiers one of the lands made homage to the French King Henrys sons who had been given lands but no real power revolted against their King father aided by their mother In retaliation King Henry had Eleanor jailed She remained there for many years Richards Mother Eleanor Eleanor was the daughter and heiress of William X duke of Aquitaine and count of
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