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Sir John "Duke of Lancaster" Gaunt
Birth: Mar. 6, 1340
East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Death: Feb. 3, 1399
Leicestershire, England

John of Gaunt was buried alongside his first wife, Blanche of Lancaster, in the nave of Old St. Paul's Cathedral in an alabaster tomb.

JOHN OF GAUNT, DUKE OF LANCASTER, fourth son of Edward III and Queen Philippa, was born in March 1340 at Ghent, whence his name. On the 29th of September 1342 he was made Earl of Richmond; as a child he was present at the sea fight with the Spaniards in August 1350, but his first military service was in 1355, when he was knighted. On the 19th of May 1359 he married his cousin Blanche, daughter and ultimately sole heiress of Henry, Duke of Lancaster. In her right he became Earl of Lancaster in 1361, and next year was created Duke. His marriage made him the greatest lord in England, but for some time he took no prominent part in public affairs.

third surviving son of King Edward III

Explanation for name change:
John of Gaunt is styled as the following:
Earl of Richmond 20 Sep 1342
Knight of the Garter Apr 1361
Lord of Beaufort and Nogent 14 Aug 1361
Earl of Derby, Earl of Leicester, Earl of Lincoln 10 Apr 1362 Duke of Lancaster 13 Nov 1362 upon death of father-in-law Henry Grosmont who was 1st Duke of Lancaster Lord of Bergerac and Roche-sur-Yon 8 Oct 1370 Surrendered Earl of Richmond 5 Jun 1372 Assumed King of Castile and Leon 6 Oct 1372 (in right of 2nd wife) Duke of Acquitaine 2 Mar 1390

Family links: 
   Edward III (1312 - 1377)
  Philippa d'Avesnes of Hainault (1311 - 1369)
  Blanche of Lancaster (1345 - 1369)
  Katherine Roelt Swynford (1350 - 1403)
  Constance of Castile (1354 - 1394)*
  Philippa of Lancaster (1360 - 1415)*
  Elizabeth Lancaster (1363 - 1425)*
  Henry Plantagenet-Lancaster (1367 - 1413)*
  John de Beaufort (1371 - 1410)*
  Catherine Plantagenet Of Lancaster (1373 - 1418)*
  Henry Beaufort (1374 - 1447)*
  Joan Beaufort Neville (1375 - 1440)*
  Thomas de Beaufort (1377 - 1426)*
  Joan Perrers Skerne (____ - 1431)**
  Edward Plantagenet (1330 - 1376)*
  Isabel Plantagenet Coucy (1332 - 1379)*
  Joan Plantagenet (1334 - 1348)*
  Prince William Of Hatfield (1337 - 1337)*
  Lionel Plantagenet (1338 - 1368)*
  John Gaunt (1340 - 1399)
  Edmund of Langley (1341 - 1402)*
  Blanche de la Tour (1342 - 1342)*
  Mary de Waltham (1344 - 1362)*
  Margaret Plantagenet Hastings (1346 - 1361)*
  William de Windsor (1348 - 1348)*
  Thomas Plantagenet (1355 - 1397)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Paul's Cathedral
City of London
Greater London, England
Plot: Nave
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Record added: Jul 16, 2008
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