Person:John II, Duke of Brabant (1)

John II "the Peaceful" _____, Duke of Brabant
b.27 Sep 1275
  1. John II "the Peaceful" _____, Duke of Brabant1275 - 1312
  2. Marguerite of Brabant1276 - 1311
  3. Maria of Brabant1278 - 1338
m. 8 Jul 1290
  1. John III _____, Duke of Brabant1300 - 1355
  • HJohn II "the Peaceful" _____, Duke of Brabant1275 - 1312
  1. Jan van Wyvliet1312 - 1356
  • HJohn II "the Peaceful" _____, Duke of Brabant1275 - 1312
  • W.  Catharina Corsselaar (add)
  1. Johan I van Wittem1310 - 1371
Facts and Events
Name John II "the Peaceful" _____, Duke of Brabant
Alt Name _____ Reginar
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 Sep 1275 House of Reginar
Marriage 8 Jul 1290 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, Englandto Margaret _____, Princess of England
Marriage Cohabitation?
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Catharina Corsselaar (add)
Death[1] 27 Oct 1312 Tervuren, Brabant, Belgium
Burial? Bruxelles, Brabant, BelgiumSt. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral
Reference Number? Q703470?

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John II van Brabant (September 27, 1275 – October 27, 1312, Tervuren), also called John the Peaceful, was Duke of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg (1294–1312). He was the son of John I of Brabant and Margaretha of Flanders, daughter of Guy of Dampierre.

John II succeeded his father in 1294 During the reign of John II, Brabant continued supporting a coalition to stop French expansion. He tried to conquer South Holland (district of medieval Holland) from the pro-French count John II of Holland, but was not successful.

In 1309, the Crusade of the Poor besieged the castle of Genappe in Brabant because it was sheltering Jews. John sent an army that defeated the crusaders, who incurred heavy losses.

John, who suffered from kidney stones and wanted his duchy to be peacefully handed over to his son upon his death, in 1312 signed the famous Charter of Kortenberg. After his death in 1312 John II was buried in the St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral in Brussels.

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