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Encyclopedia > Jean de Dunois

Comte Jean de Dunois (Jean d'Orléans) (November 23, 1402 - November 24, 1468) was the bastard of Louis d'Orléans (Duc d'Orléans 1372-1407) and Mariette d'Enghien.


He joined the civil war in France in the time of Charles VI on the side of the Armagnacs, and was captured by the Burgundians in 1418. Released in 1420, he entered the service of the Dauphin Charles, fighting in the Hundred Years War against English forces. Dunois, together with the legendary Joan of Arc, retook the city of Orléans, and joined her in further victories. They succeed in capturing Reims, which enabled Charles to be crowned as Charles VII of France.


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Jean de Dunois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (328 words)
Count Jean de Dunois (Jean d'Orléans also known as the Bastard of Orléans) (November 23, 1402 – November 24, 1468) was the son of Louis d'Orléans (Duc d'Orléans 1372-1407) and Mariette d'Enghien.
The future count Dunois led the French defenses at the siege of Orléans.
François d'Orléans-Longueville (1447–1491), Count of Dunois, Tancarville, Longueville, and Montgomery, Baron of Varenguebec, Viscount of Melun, Chamberlain of France, Governor of Normandy and the Dauphiné, Constable and Chamberlain of Normandy, married July 2, 1466 to Agnès de Savoie (1445–1508)
Comte de Dunois, dit le Bâtard d'Orléans (755 words)
comte de Dunois and de Longueville The Bâtard d'Orléans
Jean was an active commander in the post-Orléans campaign of 1429, where he directed forces in the capture of Jargeau and was one of the French commanders at the victory of Patay.
Jean served with the comte de Richemont at the battle of Montargis.
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