Eleonore of Aquitaine
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Anyway, yesterday I found out I was a descendant of hers :-) Thanks to the website Medieval Lands, a website that documents European nobility based on primary records, I was able to trace the ancestors of the dukes of Brabant to her. I am a descendant of two bastard sons of the dukes of Brabant.
To say that I am very happy is an understatement :-) Of course, I will now re-read every book I own about her!!!
Just added it to my wishlist!
Through which of her children are you a descendant?
I'm a descendant of her daughter Marie of France -> Marie of Champagne -> Margarite of Flanders -> Guy of Dampierre -> Margaret of Flanders -> John II Count of Brabant and then on to his bastard son Jan of Wijfliet, who has numerous descendants in Tilburg, a town in the south of the Netherlands.
Cool. When you find something like that, you have a great excuse for buying tons (more tons?) of history books and biographies.
Not surprising that Jean II's wife was also descended from Eleanor. Did he acknowledge Jan? Was Jan born before or after the marriage to Margaret?
Hmmm, I have ancestors from the Netherlands. I don't think any of them were from Tilburg, but maybe I should start checking maps.
P.S. I didn't know about "Talk" when I picked the name. I wanted to catalog books, and was going for something easy for me to remember.
I think you misunderstood my overview, every -> is a new generation. So John II is the legitimate son of Margaret of Flanders (and her husband John I count of Brabant). John II was himself married to Margaret of York, daughter of King Edward I of England and Eleonor of Castille. They were married in 1290. John II had a mistress named Elsbeen of Wijfliet. I do not know when their (illegitimate) son John of Wijfliet was born but it must have been shortly after 1300.
Interesting that you have ancestors from the Netherlands. You may want to check out my Dutch genealogy website. Feel free to contact me personally if I can help you.