Richard I Lionheart

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Famous People Biography    
Richard I Lionheart

Richard I Lionheart

Richard I Lionheart of England

Richard I was king of United Kingdom from 6 July 1189 until his death i.e, 6 April 1199 at aged of 41. His full name was Richard I Lionheart and he was born on 8 September 1157 in Oxford. His parents are Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine and he was married Berengaria, who was the daughter of Sancho V of Navarre. Richard I was younger brother of Count William IX of poitiers.

He has own notably political and military skills to do something. However, like his brothers, he done war with his family and connect them in the great rebellion and establish a government against their father in 1173. He was also ruled below areas,

  • Duke of Normandy (as Richard IV)
  • Duke of Aquitaine
  • Duke of Gascony
  • Lord of Cyprus
  • Count of Anjou
  • Count of Maine
  • Count of Nantes
  • Overlord of Brittany

As a king, he has an ambition to club the third Crusade, encouraged by Saladin’s capture of Jerusalem in 1187.


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