"Henry Plantagenet" redirects here. For others, see House of Plantagenet. Henry II Church of Fontevraud Abbey Henry II effigy.jpg Detail from Henry II's effigy in Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye King of England (more...) Reign 19 December 1154 – 6 July 1189 Coronation 19 December 1154 Predecessor Stephen Successor Richard I Junior king Henry the Young King Born 5 March 1133 Le Mans, Maine, Kingdom of France Died 6 July 1189 (aged 56) Chinon Castle, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Kingdom of France Burial Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France Spouse Eleanor of Aquitaine (m. 1152) Issue Geoffrey, Archbishop of York William IX, Count of Poitiers Henry the Young King Matilda, Duchess of Saxony Richard I, King of England Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany Eleanor, Queen of Castile Joan, Queen of Sicily John, King of England William, Earl of Salisbury House Plantagenet/Angevin, Father Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou Mother Empress Matilda Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as Henry Curtmantle (French: Court-manteau), Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, was King of England from 1154 to his death. He was the first king of the House of Plantagenet. King Louis VII of France made him Duke of Normandy in 1150. Henry became Count of Anjou and Maine upon the death of his father, Count Geoffrey V, in 1151. His marriage in 1152 to Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Louis VII had recently been annulled, made him Duke of Aquitaine. He became Count of Nantes by treaty in 1185. Before he was 40 he controlled England, large parts of Wales, the eastern half of Ireland and the western half of France—an area that would later come to be called the Angevin Empire. At various times, Henry also partially controlled Scotland, Wales and the Duchy of Brittany.