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
Marriage Cohabitation?
Death[1] 26 Aug 1346 Crécy-en-Ponthieu, Somme, Picardie, France Combatant of Crécy
Ancestral File Number Q155167?
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.

According to popular Czech saying, before he committed himself to combat in battle already lost, he said: "God forbid Bohemian king ever flees from fight". The saying tacitly assumes, the sentence was pronounced in Czech: "Toho bohdá nebude, aby český král z boje utíkal".

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  2.   Jean de Luxembourg, King of Bohemia, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   JEAN de Luxembourg, son of HEINRICH VII King of Germany, Comte de Luxembourg [later Emperor HEINRICH VI] & his wife Marguerite de Brabant (Château de Luxembourg 10 Aug 1296-killed in battle Crécy 26 Aug 1346, bur Abbaye de Valloire, transferred to Münster Abbey, transferred 25 Aug 1946 to Luxembourg, Cathédrale de Notre-Dame), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.