John V, Duke of Brittany

1389 - 1442

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John V, sometimes numbered as VI, (24 December 1389 – 29 August 1442) bynamed John the Wise (Breton: Yann ar Fur ; French: Jean le Sage), was Duke of Brittany and Count of Montfort from 1399 to his death. His rule coincided with the height of the Hundred Years' War between England and France. John's reversals in that conflict, as well as in other internal struggles in France, served to strengthen his duchy and to maintain its independence.His alternative regnal name, John VI, as he is known traditionally in old English sources, comes from English partisan accounting as to who was the rightful duke of Brittany during the War of the Breton Succession (1341–65), which had preceded the rule of his father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John V, Duke of Brittany has received more than 94,753 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). John V, Duke of Brittany is the 410th most popular nobleman (down from 355th in 2019), the 1,995th most popular biography from France (down from 1,898th in 2019) and the 75th most popular French Nobleman.

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Among noblemen, John V, Duke of Brittany ranks 410 out of 843Before him are Maria Theresa of Austria, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg, Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, and Otto-William, Count of Burgundy. After him are Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria, Beatrice of Silesia, Charles II Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers, Demetrius Zvonimir of Croatia, Louis Armand II, Prince of Conti, and Joseph Fesch.

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Among people born in 1389, John V, Duke of Brittany ranks 5Before him are Cosimo de' Medici, Isabella of Valois, John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, and Philip II, Count of Nevers. After him is Ahmad ibn Arabshah. Among people deceased in 1442, John V, Duke of Brittany ranks 5Before him are Elizabeth of Luxembourg, Yolande of Aragon, Al-Maqrizi, and Pierre Cauchon. After him are John, Constable of Portugal and Margaret of Nevers.

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Among people born in France, John V, Duke of Brittany ranks 1,995 out of 5,234Before him are François Blondel (1618), Omar Sy (1978), Étienne Méhul (1763), Marguerite Long (1874), François-Édouard Picot (1786), and William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (935). After him are Hervé (1825), Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817), Yvan Goll (1891), Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate (1652), Jean Daniélou (1905), and Cabu (1938).

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