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John II, Duke of Lorraine
Duke of Lorraine

John II, Duke of Lorraine

John II, Duke of Lorraine
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Intro Duke of Lorraine
Was Monarch
From France
Field Royals
Gender male
Birth 2 August 1425, Nancy, arrondissement of Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Grand Est
Death 16 December 1470, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Àmbit metropolità de Barcelona, Barcelona Province (aged 45 years)
Mother: IsabellaDuchess of Lorraine
Father: René of Anjou
Siblings: Louis of AnjouMarquis of Pont-à-MoussonNicolas of AnjouCharles of AnjouRené of AnjouMargaret of AnjouYolande of AnjouDuchess of LorraineIsabel of AnjouAnn of Anjou
Spouse: Marie de Bourbon
Children: Isabel of AnjouRené of AnjouMarie of AnjouNicholas IDuke of Lorraine
The details (from wikipedia)


John II of Anjou (Nancy, August 2, 1424 – December 16, 1470, Barcelona) was Duke of Lorraine from 1453 to his death. He inherited the duchy from his mother, Duchess Isabelle, during the life of his father, Duke René of Anjou, also Duke of Lorraine and titular king of Naples. As heir-apparent of Naples, he was styled the Duke of Calabria, and spent most of his time engaging in plots for Angevin recovery of Naples. In 1460, he decisively defeated the king of Naples Ferdinand at Nola, but was unable to prevent others from coming to his aid. He was defeated on land at Troia in 1462 and defeated at sea off Ischia in 1465. In 1466, the Catalonians chose his father as King of Aragon, and he was created Prince of Girona, as heir-apparent. He went into Catalonia to press the family's claims, but died, supposedly by poison, in Barcelona.

He married in 1444 Marie de Bourbon (1428–1448), daughter of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon. They had:

  1. Isabelle (b. 1445), d. young
  2. René (b. 1446), d. young
  3. Marie (b. 1447), d. young
  4. Jean (d. 1471),
  5. Nicholas (1448–1473).

He also had several illegitimate children:

  • John (d. 1504), Count of Briey, married Nancy St. Georges
  • Albert, seigneur d'Essey
  • Jeanne d'Abancourt, married Achille, Bastard of Beauveu
  • a daughter named Marguerite
  • another daughter, married Jean d'Ecosse
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