John of Gaunt 1st Duke of Lancaster

Male6 March 1340–3 February 1399

Brief Life History of John

When John of Gaunt 1st Duke of Lancaster was born on 6 March 1340, in Gent, East Flanders, Belgium, his father, Edward III King of England, was 27 and his mother, Philippa de Hainaut Queen of England, was 29. He married Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster on 19 May 1359, in Reading, Berkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 February 1399, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 58, and was buried in London, Middlesex, England.

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John of Gaunt 1st Duke of Lancaster
Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster
Marriage: 19 May 1359
Elizabeth Hastings of Lancaster duchess of Exeter
Philippa of Lancaster Rainha de Portugal
Edward of Lancaster
Henry IV King of England
Isabel of Lancaster

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  • John of Gaunt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • The Peerage: John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
  • Wikiwand: House of Plantagenet

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  • Marriage
    19 May 1359Reading, Berkshire, England
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    1382 · Wycliffe's Bible

    Age 42

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Korean Kyong, Kyong Suk, Young, Chae, Chi Young, Hang, Kil, Rin, Sang Hun, Chang, Chong, Insoo, Kum, Sun Young, Yom, Young Hwan. Cambodian Kiwan, Oeurn, Phoeun, Pich, Saroeuth, Seung, Sophath, Sophea, Yoeun, Phan, Son. Indian Shanti, Harendra.

    Indian (Uttar Pradesh): Brahmin name, from Sanskrit om, the Hindu sacred and mystic syllable uttered at the beginning of prayers.

    Cambodian: written ឱម, corresponding to the exclamation of solemn affirmation, of Sanskrit origin (see 1 above), chanted by Buddhist monks.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, KG, (6 March 1340-3 February 1399)

    John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, KG, (6 March 1340-3 February 1399), was an English prince, military leader, and statesman. He was the third of five surviving sons of King Edward III of England. …

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