John II, Duke of Cleves

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John II, Duke of Cleves
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John II, Duke of Cleves
Spouse(s) Mathilde of Hesse
Issue
Noble family La Marck
Father John I, Duke of Cleves
Mother Elizabeth of Nevers
Born (1458-04-13)13 April 1458
Cleves
Died 15 March 1521(1521-03-15) (aged 62)

John II, "The Babymaker", Duke of Cleves, Count of Mark, (German: Johann II. "der Kindermacher", Herzog von Kleve, Graf von Mark) (1458–1521) was a son of John I, Duke of Cleves and Elizabeth of Nevers. He ruled Cleves from 1481 to his death in 1521. He was called "The Babymaker" since he fathered sixty-three illegitimate children [1] before his marriage with Mathilde of Hesse in 1490. She was the daughter of Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse and his wife Anna of Katzenelnbogen.[2]

They had three children :

coat-of-arms of La Mark
coat-of-arms of Cleves

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ La Societe Numismatique, Revue de la numismatique belge, Brussels, 1863, page 234
  2. ^ John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 135.
  3. ^ "Genealogics". 
  4. ^ "Genealogics". 
  5. ^ "Genealogics". 

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John II, Duke of Cleves
Born: 13 April 1458 Died: 15 March 1521
Preceded by
John I, Duke of Cleves
Duke of Cleves, Count of Mark
1481–1521
Succeeded by
John III, Duke of Cleves