Eleanor of Scotland (1433 – 20 November 1480) was an Archduchess of Austria by marriage to Sigismund, Archduke of Austria, a noted translator, and regent of Austria in 1455–58 and 1467. She was a daughter of James I of Scotland and Joan Beaufort.
|Eleanor of Scotland|
|Archduchess consort of Austria|
|Died||20 November 1480(aged 46–47)|
|Spouse||Sigismund, Archduke of Austria|
|Father||James I of Scotland|
Early life edit
Starting in 1445, Eleanor lived at the court of Charles VII of France, where it was suggested that she should marry Frederick, King of the Romans. In 1447, she accompanied Marie of Anjou, Queen of France, on a pilgrimage on Mont Saint-Michel.
Archduchess of Austria edit
Eleanor served as regent for her husband from 1455 to 1458 and again in 1467.
Eleanor was a great lover of books and literate in several languages. She translated The History of the King's Son of Galicia, named Pontus, and the beautiful Sydonia (Pontus and Sidonia) from French to German. The French original passed through several editions between 1480 and 1550.
Sigismund and Eleanor Statues in Stams
- Watanabe, Professor Morimichi (28 July 2013). Nicholas of Cusa – A Companion to his Life and his Times. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 9781409482536.
- Schaus, Margaret (1 January 2006). Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780415969444.
- Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Society. 1 January 1862. p. 95.