Eleanor of Scotland
|Eleanor of Scotland|
|Archduchess consort of Austria|
|Died||20 November 1480|
|Spouse||Sigismund, Archduke of Austria|
|Father||James I of Scotland|
Eleanor of Scotland (1433 – Innsbruck 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 served as regent for her husband from 1455 to 1458 and again in 1467.
Heinrich Steinhöwel dedicated his translation of Boccaccio's On Famous Women to Eleanor.
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.
Eleanor and Elisabeth von Nassau-Saarbrücken are credited with introducing the prose novel to German literature.
Eleanor died in childbirth with her son Wolfgang on 20 November 1480 and was buried in Stams.
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