John II of France

1319 - 1364

John II of France

John II (French: Jean II; 26 April 1319 – 8 April 1364), called John the Good (French: Jean le Bon), was King of France from 1350 until his death. When John II came to power, France was facing several disasters: the Black Death, which killed nearly half of its population; popular revolts known as Jacqueries; free companies (Grandes Compagnies) of routiers who plundered the country; and English aggression that resulted in catastrophic military losses, including the Battle of Poitiers of 1356, in which John was captured. While John was a prisoner in London, his son Charles became regent and faced several rebellions, which he overcame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John II of France has received more than 761,892 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 513th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, John II of France ranks 509 out of 14,801Before him are Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Emperor Gaozu of Han, Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy, John, King of England, Chagatai Khan, and Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou. After him are Rudolf Höss, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Zenobia, Baibars, Manuel I Komnenos, and Geronimo.

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Among people born in 1319, John II of France ranks 1After him are Peter IV of Aragon, Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria, Charles, Duke of Brittany, Matteo II Visconti, and Theodoric of Prague. Among people deceased in 1364, John II of France ranks 1After him are Valdemar III of Denmark, Gajah Mada, Charles, Duke of Brittany, Emperor Kōgon, Agnes of Austria, Elisenda of Montcada, Edward Balliol, Nicholas Alexander of Wallachia, and Longchenpa.

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In France

Among people born in France, John II of France ranks 224 out of 4,109Before him are Léon Foucault (1819), Philip I of France (1052), Charles Gounod (1818), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), and Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113). After him are Pope Leo IX (1002), Colette (1873), Georges Clemenceau (1841), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), and Philip V of France (1293).


Among politicians born in France, John II of France ranks 56Before him are Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Philip III of France (1245), Philip I of France (1052), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), and Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113). After him are Georges Clemenceau (1841), Philip V of France (1293), Richard II of England (1367), Louis VI of France (1081), Edward IV of England (1442), and Anne of Brittany (1477).

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