John of Gaunt

1340 - 1399

John of Gaunt

John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (6 March 1340 – 3 February 1399) was an English prince, military leader, and statesman. He was the third of the five sons of King Edward III of England who survived to adulthood. Due to his royal origin, advantageous marriages, and some generous land grants, Gaunt was one of the richest men of his era, and was an influential figure during the reigns of both his father, Edward, and his nephew, Richard II. As Duke of Lancaster, he is the founder of the royal House of Lancaster, whose members would ascend to the throne after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Gaunt has received more than 1,489,604 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 102nd most popular nobleman.

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Among noblemen, John of Gaunt ranks 112 out of 559Before him are Albert, Duke of Prussia, Pyotr Wrangel, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Claude of France, and Queen Fabiola of Belgium. After him are Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici, Ramesses VIII, Anne, Princess Royal, Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal, Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne, and Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly.

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Among people born in 1340, John of Gaunt ranks 2Before him is Haakon VI of Norway. After him are Albert, King of Sweden, John, Duke of Berry, Claus Sluter, Elizabeth of Bosnia, Theophanes the Greek, Hasdai Crescas, Geert Groote, Stephen of Perm, 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 73 out of 658Before him are Philippe of Belgium (1960), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Quentin Matsys (1466), Adolphe Quetelet (1796), Hubert van Eyck (1366), and Ernest Solvay (1838). After him are Justus Lipsius (1547), Samo (600), Corneille Heymans (1892), Ambiorix (-100), Maxime Weygand (1867), and Anne of France (1461).

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