John the Fearless

1371 - 1419

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John I (French: Jean sans Peur ; Dutch: Jan zonder Vrees; 28 May 1371 – 10 September 1419) was a scion of the French royal family who ruled the Burgundian State from 1404 until his death in 1419. He played a key role in French national affairs during the early 15th century, particularly in the struggles to rule the country for the mentally ill King Charles VI, his cousin, and the Hundred Years' War with England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John the Fearless has received more than 561,911 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). John the Fearless is the 731st most popular politician (up from 742nd in 2019), the 300th most popular biography from France (down from 298th in 2019) and the 78th most popular French Politician.

John the Fearless was the Duke of Burgundy from 1404 to 1419. He was most famous for his military accomplishments during the Hundred Years' War.

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Among politicians, John the Fearless ranks 731 out of 15,710Before him are Cao Pi, James Monroe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Chlothar I, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Alexandra of Denmark. After him are Hussein of Jordan, Hugo Chávez, Boudica, Publius Quinctilius Varus, Ngo Dinh Diem, and Alexis of Russia.

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Among people born in 1371, John the Fearless ranks 1After him are Mary, Queen of Hungary, Vasily I of Moscow, Valentina Visconti, Duchess of Orléans, Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg, Pierre Cauchon, Leopold IV, Duke of Austria, Sophia of Lithuania, and Shō Hashi. Among people deceased in 1419, John the Fearless ranks 2Before him is Antipope John XXIII. After him are Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia, Jeongjong of Joseon, Vincent Ferrer, Je Tsongkhapa, Jobst of Moravia, and Edigu.

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Among people born in France, John the Fearless ranks 300 out of 5,234Before him are Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), Jean Baudrillard (1929), Serge Gainsbourg (1928), Francis de Sales (1567), and Chlothar I (498). After him are Germaine de Staël (1766), Simone Weil (1909), Frédéric Mistral (1830), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749), and Fernand Braudel (1902).


Among politicians born in France, John the Fearless ranks 78Before him are Anne of Brittany (1477), John I of France (1316), Joan I of Navarre (1273), Robert II of France (972), Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), and Chlothar I (498). After him are Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), François Hollande (1954), Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1275), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748), and Elisabeth of France (1602).