Person:John the Fearless (1)

John "the Fearless" _____
Facts and Events
Name John "the Fearless" _____
Gender Male
Birth? 28 May 1371 Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, FranceHouse of Valois-Burgundy
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Agnes de Croÿ
Alt Marriage 12 Apr 1385 Kortrijkto Margaret of Bavaria
Marriage 20 Apr 1385 Cambrai, Nord, Franceto Margaret of Bavaria
Death? 10 Sep 1419 Montereau, Loiret, Centre, France
Reference Number? Q298901?

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John I (; ; 28 May 137110 September 1419) was a scion of the French royal family who ruled the Burgundian State from 1404 until his death in 1419. He played a key role in French national affairs during the early 15th century, particularly in the struggles to rule the country for the mentally ill King Charles VI, his cousin, and the Hundred Years' War with England. A rash, ruthless and unscrupulous politician, John murdered the King's brother, the Duke of Orléans, in an attempt to gain control of the government, which led to the eruption of the Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War in France and in turn culminated in his own assassination in 1419.

The involvement of Charles, the heir to the French throne, in his assassination prompted John's son and successor Philip to seek an alliance with the English, thereby bringing the Hundred Years' War to its final phase.

John played an important role in the development of gunpowder artillery in European warfare, making extensive and successful use of it in his military campaigns.

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  1.   John the Fearless, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   JEAN de Bourgogne, son of PHILIPPE II "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Marguerite III Ctss of Flanders (Dijon 28 May 1371-murdered Pont-de-Yonne 10 Sep 1419, bur Dijon)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3.   Jean, Duc de Bourgogne, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.