John II, Duke of Brittany

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John II
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Duke of Brittany
Reign 8 October 1286 – 18 November 1305
Predecessor John I
Successor Arthur II
Earl of Richmond
Reign 1268 – 18 November 1305
Predecessor John I
Successor John of Brittany
Spouse Beatrice of England
Issue Arthur II, Duke of Brittany
John, 1st Earl of Richmond
Marie, Countess of Saint Pol
Pierre of Brittany, Viscount de Leon
Blanche, Countess of Artois
Eleonore, Abbess of Fontevrault
House House of Dreux
Father John I
Mother Blanche of Navarre
Born 3/4 January 1239
Died 18 November 1305(1305-11-18) (aged 66)
Lyon
Burial Notre-Dame des Carmes
Religion Roman Catholicism

John II (in Breton Yann II, in French Jean II de Dreux) (1239 – 18 November 1305) was 3rd Earl of Richmond and Duke of Brittany from 1268 to his death. He was son of Duke John I and Blanche of Navarre. Also during this time, there is the dual use of "of Brittany" and "de Bretagne", the French translation.

On 22 January 1260, John married Beatrice of England, a daughter of King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence. They had six children:

He was killed during the celebrations surrounding the coronation of Pope Clement V in 1305.[1] John was leading the pope's horse through the crowd. So many spectators had piled atop the walls that one of them crumbled and collapsed right on top of the unfortunate duke.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicolas Cheetham, Keepers of the Keys, (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982), 152.

See also[edit]

John II, Duke of Brittany
Cadet branch of the Capetian Dynasty
Born: 1239 Died: 18 November 1305
Regnal titles
Preceded by
John I
Duke of Brittany
1286–1305
Succeeded by
Arthur II
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John I
Earl of Richmond
1286–1305
Succeeded by
John of Brittany