John of Luxembourg, Count of Soissons

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John of Luxembourg in the Armory of the Order of the Golden Fleece

John of Luxembourg (died 22 June 1476) was Count of Marle and Count of Soissons between 1462 and 1476, Lord of Dunkirk, Gravelines and Bourbourg.

He was the eldest son of Louis de Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol and Jeanne de Bar, Countess of Marle and Soissons.
When his mother died in 1462, he became Count of Marle and Soissons.
John became a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1473.
When his father was beheaded for treason in 1475, John wasn't able to inherite his lands, because they were confiscated.

John was killed 6 years later at the Battle of Morat.

He never married and his lands went to his younger brother Peter.

References[edit]

  • Raphael de Smedt (Ed.) : Les chevaliers de l’ordre de la Toison d’or au XVe siècle. Notices bio-bibliographiques. (Kieler Werkstücke, D 3) Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt 2000, ISBN 3-631-36017-7, p. 176f.