Henry II Of England Headshot

Henry II Of England

#17669
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
5, 1133
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Jul 6, 1189 (56)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
5, 1133
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Jul 6, 1189 (56)

About

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.

Trivia

He expanded the English monarchy to Wales, Ireland, and half of France during his reign. Before becoming King, he served as Duke of Normandy, as well as Count of Anjou, Maine, and Touraine. The territories he ruled are often regarded as the Angevin Empire. 

Family Life

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

Associated With

He is the father of King Richard