Person:John I, Duke of Alençon (1)

Jean I , duc d'Alençon
b.9 May 1385
Facts and Events
Name Jean I , duc d'Alençon
Gender Male
Birth[2] 9 May 1385 Château d'Essay
Marriage Contract 26 Jun 1396 to Marie de Bretagne
Death[2] 25 Oct 1415 Agincourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France Combatant of Agincourt


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John I of Alençon, called the Sage (1385 – 25 October 1415), was a French nobleman, killed at the Battle of Agincourt.


John was born in Château d'Essay, the son of Peter II of Alençon and Marie de Chamaillard. In 1404, he succeeded his father as Count of Alençon and Perche. He was made Duke of Alençon in 1414.

He commanded the second division of the French army at the Battle of Agincourt. When the English broke through the first division, he led a countercharge. He is sometimes credited with killing Edward, Duke of York, wounding Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, and cutting an ornament from the crown of Henry V of England; but he was then overpowered by the King's bodyguard, and slain by the Welsh nobleman Dafydd Gam before he could yield himself.

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References
  1.   John I, Duke of Alençon, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anselme (de Sainte-Marie). Histoire généalogique de la maison royale de France, des pairs et grands officiers de la Couronne. (Paris: la Compagnie des Libraires, 1726-1733), 1:272.