Person:John II, Duke of Brittany (1)

Jean II , duc de Bretagne
b.3 or 4 Jan 1239
d.16 Nov 1305 Lyon, Rhône, France
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Name Jean II , duc de Bretagne
Alt Name Jean de Bretagne
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 4 Jan 1238 Of, Rennes, Ille-Et-Vilaine, France
Reference Number? Q453989?
Birth[2] 3 or 4 Jan 1239 House of Dreux
Marriage Contract 13 Oct 1260 to Beatrix
Marriage Nov 1260 Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Franceéglise de l'Abbaye royale de Saint Denis
to Beatrix
Alt Marriage abt 25 Dec 1260 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, Englandto Beatrix
Death[2] 16 Nov 1305 Lyon, Rhône, France
Burial[2] Ploërmel, Morbihan, Franceéglise Notre Dame du couvent des Carmes

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John II (in Breton Yann II, in French Jean II de Dreux) (1239 – 18 November 1305) was 3rd Earl of Richmond and Duke of Brittany from 1268 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:

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.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.