Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204
Probably one of the most impressive women in history... I love her so much, she's my new hero.
She suffered through one unhappy marriage and then landed into another one that started out passionate. Her and her second husband ruled over a domain so vast people called it an empire. She ruled over Aquitaine in her own right as a woman, and afterwards was imprisoned for half her life by her husband because she defended her son's rights against him.
Mother of Richard the Lionheart she was one of the most loved queen's of all time, and she was said to be extremely beautiful even in old age. Despite people's praise no one really knows what she looks like though, in most paintings of her she is portrayed as fair with red hair and blue eyes.