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Blanche of Lancaster

  • Birth 25 Mar 1345 Lincolnshire, England
  • Death 30 Sep 1369 Staffordshire, England
  • Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Memorial ID 8043645

English nobility, the daughter of Henry of Grosmont, Duke of Lancaster and Isabel Beaumont. Some sources say she was born March 25, 1345. She married John of Gaunt on May 19, 1359 at Reading. The couple had seven children, including the future King Henry IV and Philippa, Queen of Portugal. Blanche died of plague at Bolingbroke Castle at the age of 29. Geoffrey Chaucer's original poem "The Book of the Duchess" was written as a eulogy for Blanche.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: girlofcelje
  • Added: 30 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8043645
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Blanche of Lancaster (25 Mar 1345–30 Sep 1369), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8043645, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .