John II , Duke of Brittany
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||John II , Duke of Brittany
||4 Jan 1238
||Of, Rennes, Ille-Et-Vilaine, France
||House of Dreux
||22 Jan 1259
||St Denis, , Seine, Franceto Beatrix
||Ste-denis, Franceto Beatrix
||18 NOV 1305
||Lyon, Bourgogne, France
||Morbihan, FranceChurch carmelites Plaermel
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John II (in Breton Yann II, in French Jean II de Dreux) (1239 – 18 November 1305) was Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond, from 1286 to his death. He was son of Duke John I and Blanche of Navarre. Also during this time, there is the dual use of "of Brittany" and "de Bretagne", the French translation.
On 22 January 1260, John married Beatrice of England, a daughter of King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence. They had six children:
- Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (1262–1312)
- John of Brittany, Earl of Richmond (c.1266–1334)
- Marie of Brittany, wife of Guy III of Châtillon (1268–1339)
- Pierre of Brittany, Viscount de Leon (1269–1312)
- Blanche of Brittany, wife of Philip of Artois (1271–1327)
- Eleonore, Abbess of Fontevrault (1274–1329)
He was killed during the celebrations surrounding the coronation of Pope Clement V in 1305. John was leading the pope's horse through the crowd. So many spectators had piled atop the walls that one of them crumbled and collapsed right on top of the unfortunate duke.
- John II, Duke of Brittany, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).