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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 fourth 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 in Flanders, then known in English as Gaunt, was the origin of his name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Gaunt has received more than 2,846,340 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). John of Gaunt is the 92nd most popular nobleman (up from 93rd in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 64th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 92 out of 842Before him are Lucien Bonaparte, Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Ramesses XI, Raymond III, Count of Tripoli, Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Ismihan Sultan. After him are William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, Philippe of Belgium, Piero the Unfortunate, Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, and Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1340, John of Gaunt ranks 1After him are Elizabeth of Bosnia, Haakon VI of Norway, Albert, King of Sweden, John, Duke of Berry, Claus Sluter, Theophanes the Greek, Hasdai Crescas, Geert Groote, Nicholas Tavelic, Eleanor of Arborea, and Stephen of Perm. 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, Helen of Bosnia, and John Spata.

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Among people born in Belgium, John of Gaunt ranks 62 out of 1,019Before him are Django Reinhardt (1910), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Pepin of Landen (585), Julio Cortázar (1914), Agnès Varda (1928), and Jacob Jordaens (1593). After him are James Ensor (1860), Philippe of Belgium (1960), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Father Damien (1840), Petrus Christus (1410), and Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559).

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