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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
Alt Marriage 12 APR 1385 Kortrijkto Margaret of Bavaria
Marriage 20 APR 1385 Cambrai,Nord,Franceto Margaret of Bavaria
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Agnes de Croÿ
Death? 10 Sep 1419 Montereau, Loiret, Centre, France
Reference Number? Q298901?


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John the Fearless (; ; 28 May 1371 – 10 September 1419) was Duke of Burgundy (the second of the Valois dynasty) as John I from 1404 until his death. A scion of the royal house of France, he played an important role in French affairs during the early 15th century, in particular the struggles to rule the country for the mentally ill King Charles VI (his first cousin) and the Hundred Years' War with England. His rash, unscrupulous, and violent political dealings contributed to the eruption of the Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War in France, and culminated in his 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.

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References
  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.