John of Gaunt

1340 - 1399

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John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (6 March 1340 – 3 February 1399) was an English royal prince, military leader, and statesman. He was the third son of King Edward III of England, and the father of King Henry IV. Due to Gaunt's royal origin, advantageous marriages, and some generous land grants, he was one of the richest men of his era, and was an influential figure during the reigns of both his father and his nephew, Richard II. As Duke of Lancaster, he is the founder of the royal House of Lancaster, whose members would ascend the throne after his death. His birthplace, Ghent, corrupted into English as Gaunt, was the origin for his name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Gaunt has received more than 2,080,886 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). John of Gaunt is the 93rd most popular nobleman (up from 113th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 73rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Nobleman.

John of Gaunt was a nobleman and the third son of King Edward III of England. He was famous for being the father of King Henry IV of England.

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Among noblemen, John of Gaunt ranks 93 out of 843Before him are Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy, William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine. After him are Maria Goretti, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Anne, Princess Royal, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Haakon VI of Norway, and Odo of France.

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Among people born in 1340, John of Gaunt ranks 1After him are Haakon VI of Norway, Albert, King of Sweden, Elizabeth of Bosnia, Claus Sluter, John, Duke of Berry, Theophanes the Greek, Hasdai Crescas, Geert Groote, Stephen of Perm, Margaret Drummond, Queen of Scotland, and Jacopo da Bologna. Among people deceased in 1399, John of Gaunt ranks 2Before him is Jadwiga of Poland. After him are Peter Parler, Barquq, John IV, Duke of Brittany, Temür Qutlugh, and Helen of Bosnia.

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Among people born in Belgium, John of Gaunt ranks 64 out of 899Before him are Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), Jules Bordet (1870), Philippe of Belgium (1960), Léon Degrelle (1906), Jacob Jordaens (1593), and Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580). After him are Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Paul-Henri Spaak (1899), Quentin Matsys (1466), Father Damien (1840), and Adolphe Quetelet (1796).

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