John, Duke of Berry

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Coat of arms of John, Duke of Berry, 1360

John of Valois, the Magnificent, (November 30 1340March 15 1416) was Duke of Berry and Auvergne and Count of Poitiers and Montpensier. He was the third son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxemburg; amongst his siblings were Charles V, King of France, Louis I, King of Naples and Philip II, Duke of Burgundy.

In the middle of the Hundred Years' War and serious internal conflicts, John was a consensual figure in France. He acted several times as a peace maker between French factions and is notable by his attempts of peace between his nephews Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans and John, Duke of Burgundy.

John of Berry was a notable patron who among other works commissioned the most famous Book of Hours, the Très Riches Heures.

John of Berry had the following issue by his first wife, Joanna of Armagnac (1346-1387):

Preceded by:
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Duke of Auvergne Succeeded by:
Marie and John
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fr:Jean Ier de Berry pt:João, Duque de Berry

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