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King John II of France (d. 1364)

Jean II (1319 - 1364), king of France (1350 - 1364), known as Jean le Bon or John the Good; son of Philip VI of Valois, king of France, and of Jeanne de Bourgogne. He was knighted on 2 October 1332 in Paris. He married 1) Bonne de Luxemburg 2) Jeanne d’Auvergne, countess of Auvergne and Boulogne. He was taken prisoner by the English at the battle of Poitiers in 1356.

Bibliographic References:

Jules Viard, ‘Les projets de croisade de Philippe VI de Valois’, Bibliothèque de l’École des Chartes, 97 (1936), 305–16 (p. 309); Jean Deviosse, Jean le Bon (Paris: Fayard, 1985); John Bell Henneman, 'John II the Good', in Key Figures in Medieval Europe, ed. by Sandra Clayton-Emmerson (CRC Press, 2006), p. 380.


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