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John, duke of Berry

John duke of Berry (1340 - 1416), third son of king John II of France and Bonne of Luxemburg, brother of king Charles V of France, and uncle of king Charles VI. John married Jeanne d'Armagnac, the daughter of count Jean I and sister of count Jean II. John of Berry, with his brother Philip, duke of Burgundy, were dominant figures in the French kingdom and in French politics during most of Charles VI's reign, first due to the minority of the king, and later because of his insanity.

For his children, see Bonne, Marie, John.

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For a detailed study of Jean de Berry, see Françoise Autrand, Jean de Berry: l'art et le pouvoir (Paris: Fayard, 2000).


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