Person:John I of France (1)

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John I , King of France
b.15 Nov 1316
d.20 Nov 1316
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Name John I , King of France
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 Nov 1316 House of Capet
Death[1] 20 Nov 1316
Reference Number? Q8404?


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John I (15–20 November 1316), called the Posthumous, was King of France and Navarre, as the posthumous son and successor of Louis X, for the five days he lived in 1316. John is the thirteenth French king from the House of Capet. He is the youngest person to be King of France, the only one to have borne that title from birth, and the only one to hold the title for his entire life. His reign is the shortest of any French king. Although considered a king today, his status was not recognized until chroniclers and historians in later centuries began numbering John II, thereby acknowledging John I's brief reign.

John reigned for five days under the regency of his uncle, Philip the Tall, until his death on 20 November, 1316. His death ended the three centuries of father-to-son succession to the French throne. The infant king was buried in Saint Denis Basilica. He was succeeded by his uncle, Philip, whose contested legitimacy led to the re-affirmation of the Salic law, which excluded women from the line of succession to the French throne.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 John I of France, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Jean I, Roi de France, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.