John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (6 March 1340 – 3 February 1399) was an English royal prince, military leader, and statesman. He was the third surviving son of King Edward III of England, and the father of King Henry IV.
John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, also called (1342–62) earl of Richmond, or (from 1390) duc (duke) d’Aquitaine, (born March 1340, Ghent—died February 3, 1399, London), English prince, fourth but third surviving son of the English king Edward III and Philippa of Hainaut; he exercised a moderating influence in the political and ...
John of Gaunt: key dates & facts. Born: March 1340, Abbey of Saint Bavon in Ghent. Died: 3 February 1399, Leicester, age 58. Parents: King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. Known for: Third surviving son of King Edward III, and a commander in the Hundred Years’ War. Following the death of his father, and his brother Edward the ...
"John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, KG (6 March 1340 – 3 February 1399) was a member of the House of Plantagenet, the third surviving son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. He was called "John of Gaunt" because he was born in Ghent, then rendered in English as Gaunt.
John of Gaunt. Original Name. John Plantagenet. Birth. 6 Mar 1340. Ghent, Arrondissement Gent, East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen), Belgium. Death. 3 Feb 1399 (aged 58) Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England.
John Beaufort became the 1st Beaufort earl of Somerset. He served both Richard II and Henry IV. He fought against Owen Glyn Dwr and also against the French in the Hundred Years War. His brother Henry was a scholar who entered the church. His was a political career that had an impact on the growing inter family rivalries of the period.
Here are 10 facts about the royal ancestor, John of Gaunt. 1. Gaunt is an anglicisation of Ghent. John of Gaunt was born in the abbey of Saint Bavo in Ghent, modern-day Belgium, on 6 March 1340, while his father, who had claimed the throne of France in 1337, was seeking allies against the French among the dukes and counts of the Low Countries.