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John II, a portrait painted on wood panel ca 1350 (Louvre Museum), the oldest profile portrait in Europe
John II, a portrait painted on wood panel ca 1350 (Louvre Museum), the oldest profile portrait in Europe
French Monarchy
Capetian Dynasty
(Valois branch)

Philip VI
Children
   John II
John II
Children
   Charles V
   Louis I of Anjou
   John, Duke of Berry
   Philip the Bold, Duke of
   Burgundy
Charles V
Children
   Charles VI
   Louis, Duke of Orléans
Charles VI
Children
   Isabella of Valois, Queen
   consort of England
   Catherine of Valois,
   Queen consort of Engl.
   Charles VII
Charles VII
Children
   Louis XI
Louis XI
Children
   Charles VIII
Charles VIII

John II the Good (French: Jean II le Bon) (April 16, 1319April 8, 1364), was King of France 13501364, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou and Maine 1332–1350, Count of Poitiers 1344–1350, and Duke of Guienne 1345–1350. John, a member of the Valois Dynasty, was the son of Philippe VI and Jeanne of Burgundy. Download high resolution version (580x960, 100 KB)Jean II of France Louvre This image is not licensed under the GFDL. It is under a non-commercial-use only licence. ... Download high resolution version (580x960, 100 KB)Jean II of France Louvre This image is not licensed under the GFDL. It is under a non-commercial-use only licence. ... The main courtyard of the Louvre. ... The Valois Dynasty succeeded the Capetian Dynasty as rulers of France from 1328-1589. ... Self-designed File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Philip VI of Valois (French: Philippe VI de Valois; 1293 – August 22, 1350) was the King of France from 1328 to his death, and Count of Anjou, Maine, and Valois 1325–1328. ... Louis I of Anjou (July 23, 1339, Château de Vincennes, – September 20, 1384, Biselia) was the second son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxembourg. ... John of Valois, the Magnificent, (November 30, 1340 – March 15, 1416) was Duke of Berry and Auvergne and Count of Poitiers and Montpensier. ... Philip II, Duke of Burgundy Philip II, Duke of Burgundy, known as the Bold (Philippe II de Bourgogne, le Hardi in French) (January 15, 1342, Pontoise – April 27, 1404, Halle), was the fourth son of King John II of France and his wife, Bonne (Judith), daughter of the king and... Philip II, Duke of Burgundy Philip II, Duke of Burgundy, known as the Bold (Philippe II de Bourgogne, le Hardi in French) (January 15, 1342, Pontoise – April 27, 1404, Halle), was the fourth son of King John II of France and his wife, Bonne (Judith), daughter of the king and... Charles V the Wise (French: Charles V le Sage) (January 31, 1338 – September 16, 1380) was king of France (1364 to 1380) and a member of the Valois Dynasty. ... Louis de Valois (March 13, 1372 – November 23, 1407) was Duke of Orléans from 1392 to his death. ... Charles VI the Well-Beloved, later known as the Mad (French: Charles VI le Bien-Aimé, later known as le Fol) (December 3, 1368 – October 21, 1422) was a King of France (1380 – 1422) and a member of the Valois Dynasty. ... Isabella of Valois (1387-1410) was a Princess of France, daughter of King Charles VI and Isabeau de Bavière. ... Isabella of Valois (1387-1410) was a Princess of France, daughter of King Charles VI and Isabeau de Bavière. ... Catherine of Valois (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437) was the Queen consort of England from 1420 till 1422. ... Catherine of Valois (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437) was the Queen consort of England from 1420 till 1422. ... Charles VII the Victorious, a. ... Louis XI the Prudent WAS A FART (French: Louis XI le Prudent) (July 3, 1423 – August 30, 1483), also informally nicknamed luniverselle aragne (old French for universal spider), was a King of France (1461 - 1483). ... Charles VIII of France (June 30, 1470–April 7, 1498; French: Charles VIII de France), nicknamed the Affable (lAffable), was King of France from 1483 to his death. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search Events Magnus VII ascends the throne of Norway and unites the country with Sweden. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s - 1360s - 1370s 1380s 1390s 1400s 1410s Years: 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 - 1364 - 1365 1366 1367 1368 1369 See also: 1364 state leaders Events Foundation of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków The Breton War of Succession... Kings ruled in France from the Middle Ages to 1848. ... Events 29 August - An English fleet personally commanded by King Edward III defeats a Spanish fleet in the battle of Les Espagnols sur Mer. ... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s - 1360s - 1370s 1380s 1390s 1400s 1410s Years: 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 - 1364 - 1365 1366 1367 1368 1369 See also: 1364 state leaders Events Foundation of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków The Breton War of Succession... Jump to: navigation, search The Duke of Normandy is a title held (or claimed) by various Norman, English, French and British rulers from the 10th century. ... Counts of Anjou, c. ... This is a list of counts and dukes of Maine, France. ... Events November 7 - Lucerne joins the Swiss Confederation with Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden. ... Among the men who have borne the title of Count of Poitiers (or Poitou, in what is now France but in the Middle Ages became part of the Aquitaine) are: Guerin (or Warin[us]) (638-677) Renaud (795-843) Bernard I (815-844) Ranulph I (835-875) Ranulph II (855... Events English king Edward III introduces three new gold coins, the florin. ... [Note : The Roman numerals after the names indicate which duke of that name they were and are not necessarily the same as their ordinals for their other titles. ... Events Miracle of the Host Births October 31 - King Fernando I of Portugal (died 1383) Agnès of Valois, daughter of John II of France (died 1349) Eleanor Maltravers, English noblewoman (died 1405) Deaths April 14 - Richard Aungerville, English writer and bishop (born 1287) September 16 - John IV, Duke of... The Valois Dynasty succeeded the Capetian Dynasty as rulers of France from 1328-1589. ... Philip VI of Valois (French: Philippe VI de Valois; 1293–August 22, 1350) was the King of France from 1328 to his death. ...


On July 28, 1332, at the age of 13, he was married to Bonne of Luxembourg, daughter of John the Blind of Luxemburg, king of Bohemia. Jump to: navigation, search July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... Events November 7 - Lucerne joins the Swiss Confederation with Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden. ... Bonne of Luxemburg (also Bona) (May 20, 1315 _ September 11, 1349), was the daughter of John the Blind of Luxemburg, king of Bohemia and his first wife Elizabeth of Bohemia. ... John the Blind of Luxemburg (August 10, 1296 - August 26, 1346) was King of Bohemia and Count of Luxemburg. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bohemia This article is about the historical region in central Europe; for other uses, see Bohemia (disambiguation). ...


Their children were:

  1. Charles V le Sage (January 21, 1338 – September 16, 1380)
  2. Louis, Duc d'Anjou (July 23, 1339 – September 20, 1384)
  3. Jean, Duc de Berry (November 30, 1340 – June 15, 1416)
  4. Philippe, Duke of Burgundy (January 17, 1342 – April 27, 1404)
  5. Jeanne (June 24, 1343 – November 3, 1373), married Charles II the Bad, King of Navarre
  6. Marie (September 12, 1344 – October, 1404), married Robert I, Duke of Bar
  7. Agnès (1345–1349)
  8. Marguerite (1347 – 1352)
  9. Isabelle (October 1, 1348 – September 11, 1372), married Gian Galeazzo I, Duke of Milan

He was crowned King of France in 1350 in the cathedral at Reims. As king, Jean surrounded himself with poor administrators, preferring to enjoy the good life his wealth as king brought. The men he relied on to administer his kingdom were brutal thieves but eventually King Jean changed. Charles V the Wise (French: Charles V le Sage) (January 31, 1338 – September 16, 1380) was king of France (1364 to 1380) and a member of the Valois Dynasty. ... Louis I of Anjou (July 23, 1339, Château de Vincennes, – September 20, 1384, Biselia) was the second son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxembourg. ... John of Valois, the Magnificent, (November 30, 1340 – March 15, 1416) was Duke of Berry and Auvergne and Count of Poitiers and Montpensier. ... Philip II, Duke of Burgundy Philip II, Duke of Burgundy, known as the Bold (Philippe II de Bourgogne, le Hardi in French) (January 15, 1342, Pontoise – April 27, 1404, Halle), was the fourth son of King John II of France and his wife, Bonne (Judith), daughter of the king and... Charles II (1332–1387), called Charles the Bad, was King of Navarre 1349–1387 and Count of Évreux 1343–1387. ... Agnès of Valois is the third oldest daughter of John II of France, and Bonne of Luxembourg. ... Giangaleazzo Visconti (1351-1406) was the first Duke of Milan and he ruled the city for much of the early Renaissance. ... Events 29 August - An English fleet personally commanded by King Edward III defeats a Spanish fleet in the battle of Les Espagnols sur Mer. ... Location within France Reims (English traditionally Rheims) (pronounced in French) is a city of northern France, 144 km (89 miles) east-northeast of Paris. ...


In the Battle of Poitiers in 1356 against Edward, the Black Prince (son of King Edward III of England), Jean suffered a humiliating defeat and was taken as captive back to England. While negotiating a peace accord, he was at first held in the Savoy Palace, then at Windsor, Hertford, Somerton Castle in Lincolnshire and finally in the Tower of London. As a prisoner of the English, the King of France was granted royal privileges, permitted to travel about, and to enjoy a regal lifestyle. A local tradition in St Albans is that he was also held in a house in that town, at the site of the 15th century Fleur de Lys inn, before he was taken to Hertford Castle. There is a sign on the inn to that effect, but apparently no evidence to confirm the tradition [1]. Several battles took place near Poitiers and are called Battle of Poitiers. ... Events January 20 - Edward Balliol surrenders title as King of Scotland to Edward III of England April 16 — the King of the Serbian Kingdom of Raška Stefan Dušan is proclaimed Tsar (Emperor) of all Serbs, Arbanasses and Greeks in Skopje by the Serbian Orthodox Christian Patriarch of a... Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, KG, known as the Black Prince (June 15, 1330 – June 8, 1376) was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. ... Edward III (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) was one of the most successful English kings of medieval times. ... The Savoy Palace was considered the grandest noblemans residence of medieval London, until it was destroyed in the uprising of 1381. ... Windsor (IPA: usually , but also ) is a small town in Berkshire on the south-western outskirts of London, south of the River Thames. ... Jump to: navigation, search Location within the British Isles Arms of Hertford Town Council Hertford (pronounced Hartford or Harford) is the county town of Hertfordshire, England, and is in the East Hertfordshire district of that county. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... The Tower of London, seen from the river, with a view of the water gate called Traitors Gate. ... St Albans (thus spelt, no apostrophe or dot) is the main urban area of the City and District of St Albans in southern Hertfordshire, England, around 22 miles (35. ...


The treaty of Brétigny signed in 1360 set his ransom at 3,000,000 crowns. In keeping with the honor between himself and the English King Edward III, and leaving his son Louis of Anjou in English-held Calais as a replacement hostage, Jean was allowed to return to France to raise his ransom funds. Jump to: navigation, search The Treaty of Brétigny was a treaty signed on May 8, 1360, between King Edward III of England and King John II (the Good) of France. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events October 24 - The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War. ... The Burghers of Calais, by Rodin, with Calais Hotel de Ville behind Location within France Calais is a city in northern France, located at 50°57N 1°52E. It is in the département of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ...


While King Jean tried to raise the money, his son Louis, accorded the same royal dignity, easily escaped from the English. An angry King Jean, believing his son had broken royal honor, and unable to raise his ransom, surrendered himself again to the English. He arrived in England in early 1364, looked upon by ordinary citizens and English royalty alike with great admiration. Accordingly, he was held as an honored prisoner in the Savoy Palace but died a few months later. Louis I of Anjou (July 23, 1339, Château de Vincennes, – September 20, 1384, Biselia) was the second son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxembourg. ... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s - 1360s - 1370s 1380s 1390s 1400s 1410s Years: 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 - 1364 - 1365 1366 1367 1368 1369 See also: 1364 state leaders Events Foundation of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków The Breton War of Succession...


King Jean died in London in 1364 and his body was returned to France, where he was interred in the royal chambers at Saint Denis Basilica. Jump to: navigation, search The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... The Basilica of Saint Denis (French: Basilique de Saint-Denis, or simply Basilique Saint-Denis) is the famous burial site of the French monarchs, comparable to Westminster Abbey in England. ...


He was succeeded by his son, Charles V. Charles V the Wise (French: Charles V le Sage) (January 31, 1338 – September 16, 1380) was king of France (1364 to 1380) and a member of the Valois Dynasty. ...

Preceded by:
royal domain
Count of Anjou
1332–1350
Succeeded by:
royal domain
Count of Maine
1332–1350
Duke of Normandy
1332–1350
Preceded by:
royal domain
Count of Poitiers
1344–1350
Succeeded by:
royal domain
Preceded by:
royal domain
Duke of Guienne
1345–1350
Succeeded by:
royal domain
Preceded by:
Philip VI
King of France
August 22, 1350April 8, 1364
Succeeded by:
Charles V

 
 

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