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Encyclopedia > John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset

John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (baptised March 25, 1404May 27, 1444), was an English noble and military commander. March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... Events June 14 - Owain Glyndwr of Wales allies with the French against the English and the Henry of Lancaster. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... Events March 1 - Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg proclaimed commander of the Albanian resistance April 16 - Truce of Tours. ...


He was the second son of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, and succeeded his elder brother Henry to become the 3rd Earl of Somerset in 1418. John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (c. ... Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset (November 26 (probable), 1401 - November 25, 1418) was the eldest son of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, and the grandson of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford. ... Events May 19 - Capture of Paris by John, Duke of Burgundy September - Beginning of English Siege of Rouen Mircea the Old, ruler of Wallachia dies and is succeeded by Vlad I Uzurpatorul. ...


The young earl fought in Henry V's 1419 campaigns in France. In 1421 he accompanied the king's younger brother Thomas of Lancaster to the fighting in Anjou. Thomas was killed at the Battle of Baugé and Somerset was captured. Henry V, (August 9 or September 16, 1387 – August 31, 1422), King of England (1413-1422), son of Henry IV by Mary de Bohun, was born at Monmouth, Wales, in August or September 1386 or 1387. ... Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (29 September 1388 – 22 March 1421) was the third son of King Henry IV of England and his first wife, Mary de Bohun. ... Anjou is a former county (c. ... The Battle of Baugé, fought between the English and the Franco-Scots on March 21, 1421 in Baugé, France, east of Angers, was one of the first defeats for England during the Hundred Years War. ...


He remained imprisoned for 17 years, and after being ransomed became one of the leading English commanders in France.


In 1443 he was created Duke of Somerset and Earl of Kendal, made a Knight of the Garter, and appointed Captain-General of Guyenne. However he proved a poor commander. He married Margaret Beauchamp in 1439. His death in 1444 may have been due to suicide. Events Albanians, under Skanderbeg, defeat the Turks John Hunyadi defeats Turks at the Battle of Nis Vlad II Dracul begins his second term as ruler of Wallachia, succeeding Basarab II. Births January 27 - Albert, Duke of Saxony (died 1500) February 23 - Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (died 1490) May 17 - Edmund... The Duke of Somerset is a title in the peerage of England that has been created several times. ... A garter is one of the Orders most recognisable insignia. ... Margaret Beauchamp (d. ... Events Battle of Grotnik, which ended the hussite movement in Poland Eric of Pomerania, King of Sweden, Denmark and Norway is declared deposed in Sweden. ...


Children of John Beaufort:

  1. Jacinda (c. 1434 – after 1469). Married Reginald Grey, Baron Grey de Wilton.
  2. Thomasine Beaufort (before 1444 – c. 1494)
  3. John of Somerset (c. 1444 – 1453)

Child of John Beaufort and Margaret Beauchamp: Events May 30, Battle of Lipany in the Hussite Wars Jan van Eyck paints the wedding of Giovanni Arnoflini The Honorable Passing of Arms at the bridge of Obrigo The Portuguese reach Cape Bojador in Western Sahara. ... Events July 26 - Battle of Edgecote Moor October 17 - Prince Ferdinand of Aragon wed princess Isabella of Castile. ... Events March 1 - Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg proclaimed commander of the Albanian resistance April 16 - Truce of Tours. ... 1494 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events May 29 - Fall of Constantinople to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire). ...

  1. Margaret Beaufort (May 31, 1443June 29, 1509), mother of Henry VII of England
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Duke of Somerset Succeeded by:
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Henry Beaufort
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Edmund Beaufort

Margaret Beaufort, Mother of Henry VII, at prayer, by an anonymous artist, about 1500 Margaret Beaufort (May 31, 1443 – June 29, 1509) was the daughter of John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, granddaughter of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt and his mistress... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... Events Albanians, under Skanderbeg, defeat the Turks John Hunyadi defeats Turks at the Battle of Nis Vlad II Dracul begins his second term as ruler of Wallachia, succeeding Basarab II. Births January 27 - Albert, Duke of Saxony (died 1500) February 23 - Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (died 1490) May 17 - Edmund... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1509 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Henry VII (January 28, 1457 - April 21, 1509), King of England, Lord of Ireland (August 22, 1485 – April 21, 1509), was the founder and first patriarch of the Tudor dynasty. ... The Duke of Somerset is a title in the peerage of England that has been created several times. ... Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset (November 26 (probable), 1401 - November 25, 1418) was the eldest son of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, and the grandson of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford. ... The Duke of Somerset is a title in the peerage of England that has been created several times. ... Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset (1406 – May 22, 1455) was an English nobleman and an important figure in the Wars of the Roses and in the Hundred Years War. ...

External links

  • A page in his memory including a picture of his grave:http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18690

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John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (359 words)
John of Gaunt had his nephew Richard II of England declare the Beaufort children legitimate in 1390, with the important proviso that they were barred from the succession to the throne, despite being the grandchildren of Edward III of England.
Sir John Beaufort, Earl of Somerset died on 16 March 1410 in the Hospital of St. Katherine-by-the-Tower.
John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset at thePeerage.com
John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (212 words)
John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (baptised March 25, 1404 – May 27, 1444), was an English noble and military commander.
He was the second son of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, and succeeded his elder brother Henry to become the 3rd Earl of Somerset in 1418.
In 1443 he was created Duke of Somerset and Earl of Kendal, made a Knight of the Garter, and appointed Captain-General of Guyenne.
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