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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 assassination 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 732,320 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). John the Fearless is the 704th most popular politician (up from 730th in 2019), the 273rd most popular biography from France (up from 299th in 2019) and the 67th 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 704 out of 15,577Before him are Childeric III, Henry I of England, Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Maximinus Thrax, Ilse Koch, and Smenkhkare. After him are Leonid Kravchuk, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, John of Bohemia, John Zápolya, and Rudolf I of Germany.

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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 1After him are Antipope John XXIII, Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia, Jeongjong of Joseon, Vincent Ferrer, Je Tsongkhapa, Jobst of Moravia, Edigu, and Rudolf III, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg.

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Among people born in France, John the Fearless ranks 273 out of 6,011Before him are Maurice Leblanc (1864), Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), Jules Massenet (1842), Désirée Clary (1777), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), and Camille Claudel (1864). After him are Jean Gabin (1904), Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Henry I of France (1008), Simone Weil (1909), and Germaine de Staël (1766).


Among politicians born in France, John the Fearless ranks 67Before him are Georges Clemenceau (1841), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Philip the Good (1396), Charles I of Anjou (1226), Charles the Simple (879), and Philip I of France (1052). After him are Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Henry I of France (1008), Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767), Anne of Brittany (1477), Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), and Letizia Ramolino (1750).