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 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 constitutional …
Apr 08, 2021 · John of Gaunt (1340–99) was born three years into the Hundred Years’ War, a war of succession that dominated the rest of his life and the interests of his family, the Plantagenets. Gaunt was the third surviving son of Edward III, king of England (and from 1337, claimed king of France) and Queen Philippa of Hainault.
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. After...
- John Plantagenet
May 19, 2022 · "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.
- March 06, 1340
- London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
- St. Bavon's Abbey, Ghent, Belgium
John of Gaunt (6 March 1340-3 February 1399) was an English nobleman and member of the House of Plantagenet who served as Duke of Lancaster and Duke of Aquitaine. He was the third surviving son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, and he distinguished himself as a commander during the Hundred Years' War . Contents 1 Biography
Sep 27, 2015 · John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, was born on March 6, 1340 to 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. He was born a member of the House of Plantagenet.