John FitzAlan, 13th Earl of Arundel
b.1 Aug 1385 Ditton, Buckinghamshire, England
d.21 Apr 1421
m. bef 1387
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John FitzAlan, 13th Earl of Arundel, 3rd Baron Maltravers (1 August 1385–21 April 1421) was an English nobleman.
He was the son of John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, and Elizabeth le Despenser, and became Baron Arundel on his father's death in 1390 and Baron Maltravers on his grandmother's death in 1405. In 1415 his cousin Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel died, leaving FitzAlan as his closest male heir. The Earldom of Arundel had been entailed to heirs male, and so the next year FitzAlan was summoned to parliament as Earl of Arundel.
However the inheritance was challenged by Thomas Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, who was married to the late Earl's eldest sister. The dispute was not settled during their lifetimes, and John was subsequently summoned to Parliament as Baron Maltravers, not Earl of Arundel.