Person:John II, Duke of Cleves (1)

John II , Duke of Cleves
d.15 Mar 1521
Facts and Events
Name John II , Duke of Cleves
Alt Name[2] "der Kindermacher"
Gender Male
Birth[2] 14 Apr 1458 Kleve, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Marriage 3 Nov 1489 Soest, Soest, Westfalen, Preußen, Germanyto Mathilde von Hessen
Death[2] 15 Mar 1521
Reference Number? Q570155?
Burial[2] Kleve, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyKleve Stiftskirche

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John II, "The Babymaker", Duke of Cleves, Count of Mark, (German: Johann II. "der Kindermacher", Herzog von Kleve, Graf von Mark) (13 April 1458 – 15 March 1521) was a son of John I, Duke of Cleves and Elizabeth of Nevers. He ruled Cleves from 1481 to his death in 1521. He was called "The Babymaker" since he fathered sixty-three illegitimate children before his marriage with Mathilde of Hesse in 1490. She was the daughter of Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse and his wife Anna of Katzenelnbogen.

They had three children :

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  1.   John II, Duke of Cleves, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 JOHANN von Kleve, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.