Person:John of Bohemia (1)

John of Bohemia
b.10 Aug 1296 Luxembourg
Facts and Events
Name John of Bohemia
Alt Name John the Blind
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Aug 1296 Luxembourg
Marriage 31 AUG 1310 to Elisabeth of Bohemia, I
Alt Marriage 8 SEP 1310 , Speyer, Pfalz, Bavariato Elisabeth of Bohemia, I
Death[1] 26 Aug 1346 Crécy-en-Ponthieu, Somme, Picardie, FranceBattle of Crécy
Ancestral File Number 8BG7-ZC
Burial? Luxembourg, LuxembourgNotre Dame


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John the Blind (Luxembourgish: Jang de Blannen; German: Johann der Blinde von Luxemburg; Czech: Jan Lucemburský) (10 August 1296 – 26 August 1346) was the Count of Luxembourg from 1309 and King of Bohemia from 1310 and titular King of Poland. He was the eldest son of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII and his wife Margaret of Brabant. He is well known for having died while fighting in the Battle of Crécy at age 50, after having been blind for a decade.

Before he died in battle, he was reported to have said: "Let it never be the case that a Bohemian king runs [from a fight]!"

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References
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