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John I, Duke of Bourbon

John I, Duke of Bourbon
Spouse(s) Marie, Duchess of Auvergne
Noble family House of Bourbon
Father Louis II, Duke of Bourbon
Mother Anne of Auvergne
Born 1381
Died 1434
London

Jean de Bourbon (1381–1434) was Duke of Bourbon, from 1410 to his death and Duke of Auvergne since 1416. He was the eldest son of Louis II and Anne of Auvergne. Through his mother, John inherited the County of Forez.

During the Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War he took sides against the Burgundians. John was captured at the Battle of Agincourt and died a prisoner in London, in spite of the payment of several ransoms, and promises to support the king of England as king of France.[1]

In 1400 in Paris, he married his niece Marie, Duchess of Auvergne, daughter of John, Duke of Berry, who inherited the Auvergne title from her father. They had three sons:

  1. Charles de Bourbon (1401–1456), Duke of Bourbon
  2. Louis of Bourbon (1403–1412, Paris), Count of Forez
  3. Louis de Bourbon (1405–1486), Count of Montpensier

John's illegitimate daughter Margaret married Rodrigo de Villandrando.

Notes

  1. ^ Bennett, Michael, Agincourt 1415: triumph against the odds, (Osprey Publishing, 1991), 36.

References

  • Bennett, Michael, Agincourt 1415: triumph against the odds, Osprey Publishing, 1991.
French nobility
Preceded by
Louis II
Duke of Bourbon
1410–1434
Succeeded by
Charles I
Preceded by
Louis II
Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis
1400–1424
Preceded by
Louis II
Anna d'Auvergne
Count of Forez
1410–1434
Preceded by
John
Duke of Auvergne
1416–1434
with Marie
Preceded by
John
Count of Montpensier
1416–1434
with Marie
Succeeded by
Louis I
Preceded by
Jourdain VI
Count of L'Isle-Jourdain
1405–1421
Succeeded by
John IV
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