Person:John II, Duke of Lorraine (1)

Jean II , duc de Lorraine
Facts and Events
Name Jean II , duc de Lorraine
Alt Name John II , Duke of Lorraine
Alt Name Jean d'Anjou
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 2 Aug 1424 Nancy, Moselle, Lorraine, France
Marriage Contract 3 Feb 1437 Lille, Nord, Franceto Marie of Bourbon
Marriage Contract 2 Apr 1437 Angers, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Franceto Marie of Bourbon
Marriage 1444 Châlon-sur-Marne, Champagne, Franceto Marie of Bourbon
Death[1][2] 16 Dec 1470 Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain

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John II of Anjou (Nancy, August 2, 1424 – December 16, 1470, Barcelona) was Duke of Lorraine from 1453 to his death. He inherited the duchy from his mother, Duchess Isabelle, during the life of his father, Duke René of Anjou, also Duke of Lorraine and titular king of Naples. As heir-apparent of Naples, he was styled the Duke of Calabria, and spent most of his time engaging in plots for Angevin recovery of Naples. In 1466, the Catalonians chose his father as King of Aragon, and he was created Prince of Girona, as heir-apparent. He went into Catalonia to press the family's claims, but died, supposedly by poison, in Barcelona.

He married in 1444 Marie de Bourbon (1428–1448), daughter of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon. They had four children:

  1. Isabelle (b. 1445), d. young
  2. René (b. 1446), d. young
  3. Marie (b. 1447), d. young
  4. Jean (d. 1471),
  5. Nicholas (1448–1473).

He also had several illegitimate children:

  • John (d. 1504), Count of Briey, married Nancy St. Georges
  • Albert, seigneur d'Essey
  • Jeanne d'Abancourt, married Achille, Bastard of Beauveu
  • a daughter named Marguerite
  • another daughter, married Jean d'Ecosse
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  1. 1.0 1.1 John II, Duke of Lorraine, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 JEAN d'Anjou, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.