Henry IV King of England

3 April 1367–20 March 1413 (Age 45)
Bolingbroke Soke, Lincolnshire, England

The Life of Henry IV

When Henry IV King of England was born on 3 April 1367, in Bolingbroke Soke, Lincolnshire, England, his father, John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster, was 27 and his mother, Blanche of Lancaster Duchess of Lancaster, Countess of Derby, was 25. He married Mary de Bohun on 27 July 1380, in Arundel, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 20 March 1413, in Westminster, Middlesex, England, at the age of 45, and was buried in Canterbury, Kent, England.

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Family Time Line

Henry IV King of England
1367–1413
Mary de Bohun
1368–1394
Marriage: 27 July 1380
Henry V King of England
1386–1422
Thomas of Lancaster 1st Duke of Clarence
1388–1421
John of Lancaster 1st Duke of Bedford
1389–1435
Humphrey of Lancaster Duke of Gloucester
1390–1447
Blanche of Lancaster Pfalzgräfin in der Kurpfalz
1392–1409
Phillipa of Lancaster Queen of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway
1394–1430

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 July 1380
Arundel, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (1)

1382 · Wycliffe's Bible

Age 15

John Wycliffe, English theologian and professor at the University of Oxford, completed a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into Middle English. This translation is known as Wycliffe's Bible and was completed around 1382.

Name Meaning

A perennially popular given name, of Continental Germanic origin, from haim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power, ruler’. It was an Old French name, adopted by the Normans and introduced by them to Britain. It has been borne by eight kings of England. Not until the 17th century did the form Henry (as opposed to Harry ) become the standard vernacular form, mainly under the influence of the Latin form Henricus and French Henri.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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en.Wikipedia Henry IV of England

King of England Reign 30 September 1399 – 20 March 1413 Coronation 13 October 1399 Predecessor Richard II Successor Henry V Born April 1367[2] Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, England Died 2 …

Sources (3)

  • Henry Plantagenet-Lancaster, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Encylopedia Britannica
  • A.L.Brown and Henry Summerson in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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