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John 1st Duke of Lancaster "of Gaunt" Plantagenet
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1340
Death: Feb. 3, 1399

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.
 
 
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 Parents:
   King Edward III (1312 - 1377)
  Philippa d'Avesnes of Hainault (1311 - 1369)
 
 Spouses:
  Blanche Plantagenet (1345 - 1369)
  Katherine de Roet Swynford (1350 - 1403)
  Constance De Castille (1340 - 1394)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Beaufort (1347 - 1447)*
   Philippa of Lancaster (1360 - 1415)*
  Elizabeth Lancaster (1363 - 1425)*
  Henry Plantagenet-Lancaster (1367 - 1413)*
  John de Beaufort (1371 - 1410)*
  Catherine Plantagent Of Lancester (1373 - 1418)*
  Thomas de Beaufort (1377 - 1426)*
  Joan De Beaufort (1379 - 1440)*
 
 Siblings:
  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 1st Duke of Lancaster Plantagenet (1340 - 1399)
  Edmund of Langley (1341 - 1402)*
  Mary of Waltham (1344 - 1362)*
  Margaret Plantagnet Hastings (1346 - 1361)*
  Thomas Plantagenet (1355 - 1397)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Cathedral
London
City of London
Greater London, England
Plot: Nave
 
Created by: Danette Cogswell
Record added: Jul 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28331470
John 1st Duke of Lancaster of Gaunt Plantagenet
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John 1st Duke of Lancaster of Gaunt Plantagenet
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My 18th and 19th great grandfather.
- To Whom Do We Belong
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
My deepest respects to my 34x Great Grandfather
- Rita Sanders
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014
Thinking of you today, my 17th great grandfather.
- Patricia Williams Curry
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