John II of France

1319 - 1364

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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 in 1364. When he came to power, France faced 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 1,037,461 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). John II of France is the 438th most popular politician (up from 508th in 2019), the 202nd most popular biography from France (up from 223rd in 2019) and the 52nd most popular French Politician.

John II of France is most famous for his involvement in the Hundred Years War and the Battle of Poitiers.

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Among politicians, John II of France ranks 438 out of 15,710Before him are Baibars, Louis, Grand Dauphin, Ay, Otho, Albert II of Belgium, and Franz von Papen. After him are Jiang Zemin, Mahmoud Abbas, Zenobia, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Guy of Lusignan, and Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 1319, John II of France ranks 1After him are Peter IV of Aragon, Charles, Duke of Brittany, Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria, 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, Edward Balliol, Agnes of Austria, Emperor Kōgon, Robert, Prince of Taranto, Elisenda of Montcada, Nicholas Alexander of Wallachia, and Longchenpa.

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Among people born in France, John II of France ranks 202 out of 5,234Before him are Margaret of Valois (1553), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Jean-Luc Godard (1930), Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), and Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635). After him are Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), Charles the Simple (879), Georges Méliès (1861), and Alfred Sisley (1839).


Among politicians born in France, John II of France ranks 52Before him are Louis Bonaparte (1778), Louis X of France (1289), Richard II of England (1367), Charles IV of France (1294), Henry II of England (1133), and Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661). After him are Guy of Lusignan (1150), Charles the Simple (879), Georges Pompidou (1911), Louis VII of France (1120), Louis VIII of France (1187), and Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113).