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  1. John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (6 March 1340 – 3 February 1399) was an English royal prince, military leader, and statesman. He was the fourth son of King Edward III of England, and the father of King Henry IV. Because of Gaunt's royal origin, advantageous marriages, and some generous land grants, he was one of the richest men of his era ...

  2. Sep 9, 2023 · English Royalty. 1st Duke of Lancaster. Born the fourth son of Edward III Plantagenet and Queen Philippa of Hainault, at Ghent (or Gaunt) in Flanders. He was made Earl of Richmond in September 1342. He married Blanche, Countess of Derby in May 1359, with whom he had seven children, including the future Henry IV.

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    • St. Bavon's Abbey, Ghent, Belgium
    • March 06, 1340
    • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  3. Jan 12, 2022 · John of Gaunt was the fourth son of Edward III of England and one of the most influential nobles in England. He became the 1st Duke of Lancaster through marriage with Blanche, heiress of Lancaster in 1362. After Blanche’s death in 1371 he married Constance, daughter of Peter the Cruel and claimed the Castilian throne but failed to implement ...

  4. John (c.1362/1364), died in infancy. Elizabeth of Lancaster (1364 – 1426), married (1) John Hastings, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (2) John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, had issue (3) John Cornwall, 1st Baron Fanhope, had issue. Edward of Lancaster (born and died 1365) John of Lancaster (born and died 1366), died in early infancy.

  5. 6 March 1340 - 3 February 1399. John of Gaunt, Shakespeare's 'time honoured Lancaster', was the fourth but third surviving son of King Edward III and Phillipa of Hainault. Gaunt is an anglicized version of his birthplace of Ghent. John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. In 1350, at the age of ten, John was present at the naval Battle of Winchelsea ...

  6. John of Gaunt (John Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Aquitaine, 6 March 1340 – 3 February 1399) was a member of the House of Plantagenet, who ruled England for over 300 years. [1] Gaunt was the third surviving son of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault. He was the father of Henry IV. [2]

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  8. Dec 3, 2021 · He received his first earldom when he was just 2 years old. John’s father bestowed the earldom of Richmond on him in 1342 when he was just 2 years old. Due to his first marriage, John also became Duke of Lancaster and Earl of Lincoln, Leicester and Derby. 6. He was just 10 when he saw his first military action.

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