Jan I van Brabant, hertog (c.1253 - 1294)

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Nicknames: "de Overwinnaar"
Birthplace: Laken, Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Death: Died in Leuven, Belgium
Occupation: Duc de Brabant, hertog van Brabant, Hertog van Brabant
Managed by: Henn Sarv
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About Jan I van Brabant, hertog

John I, Duke of Brabant From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John I of Brabant, also called John the Victorious (Leuven 1252/1253 – May 3, 1294 in Leuven) was Duke of Brabant (1267–1294), Lothier and Limburg (1288–1294). He was the son of Henry III, Duke of Brabant and Aleidis of Burgundy, daughter of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy. He was also an older brother of Maria of Brabant, Queen consort of Philip III of France. In 1267 his older brother Henry IV, Duke of Brabant, being mentally deficient, was deposed in his favour. His greatest military victory was the Battle of Woeringen, by which John I came to reign over the Duchy of Limburg. In 1288 Limburg was formally attached to Brabant. John I is said to be a perfect model of a feudal prince in the days of chivalry: brave, adventurous, excelling in every form of active exercise, fond of display, generous in temper. This made him very popular in Middle Ages poetry and literature. Even today there exists an ode to him, so well-known that it was a potential candidate to be the North Brabant anthem. Jan delighted in tournaments and was always eager to take part in jousts. He was also famous for his many illegitimate children. On May 3, 1294 at some marriage festivities at Bar-le-Duc (now France), John I was mortally wounded in the arm in an encounter. He was buried in the church of the Minderbroeders in Leuven, but since the Protestant iconoclasm (Beeldenstorm) in 1566, nothing remains of his tomb. [edit]Family and children

He was married twice. First, on September 5, 1270 with Marguerite of France, daughter of Louis IX of France and Marguerite of Provence. In this marriage he had a son, who born and died 1271. Second, he married 1273 to Margaret of Flanders (d. July 3, 1285), daughter of Guy, Count of Flanders and had the following children: Godfrey (1273/74 – aft. September 13, 1283). John II of Brabant (1275–1312). Margaret (4 October 1276–14 December 1311, Genoa), married 9 June 1292 to Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor. Marie (d. after 2 December 1338), married to Count Amadeus V of Savoy.

-------------------- John I, Duke of Brabant From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John I of Brabant, also called John the Victorious (Leuven 1252/1253 – May 3, 1294 in Leuven) was Duke of Brabant (1267–1294), Lothier and Limburg (1288–1294). He was the son of Henry III, Duke of Brabant and Aleidis of Burgundy, daughter of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy. He was also an older brother of Maria of Brabant, Queen consort of Philip III of France. In 1267 his older brother Henry IV, Duke of Brabant, being mentally deficient, was deposed in his favour. His greatest military victory was the Battle of Woeringen, by which John I came to reign over the Duchy of Limburg. In 1288 Limburg was formally attached to Brabant. John I is said to be a perfect model of a feudal prince in the days of chivalry: brave, adventurous, excelling in every form of active exercise, fond of display, generous in temper. This made him very popular in Middle Ages poetry and literature. Even today there exists an ode to him, so well-known that it was a potential candidate to be the North Brabant anthem. Jan delighted in tournaments and was always eager to take part in jousts. He was also famous for his many illegitimate children. On May 3, 1294 at some marriage festivities at Bar-le-Duc (now France), John I was mortally wounded in the arm in an encounter. He was buried in the church of the Minderbroeders in Leuven, but since the Protestant iconoclasm (Beeldenstorm) in 1566, nothing remains of his tomb.

Family and children

He was married twice. First, on September 5, 1270 with Marguerite of France, daughter of Louis IX of France and Marguerite of Provence. In this marriage he had a son, who born and died 1271. Second, he married 1273 to Margaret of Flanders (d. July 3, 1285), daughter of Guy, Count of Flanders and had the following children: Godfrey (1273/74 – aft. September 13, 1283). John II of Brabant (1275–1312). Margaret (4 October 1276–14 December 1311, Genoa), married 9 June 1292 to Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor. Marie (d. after 2 December 1338), married to Count Amadeus V of Savoy.

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_I,_Duke_of_Brabant John I, Duke of Brabant From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search John I Duke of Brabant Duke of Lothier Duke of Limburg JanIBrabant.jpg Spouse Margaret of France Margaret of Flanders Issue John II, Duke of Brabant Margaret, German Queen Detail Titles and styles The Duke of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg Noble family House of Reginar Father Henry III, Duke of Brabant Mother Adelaide of Burgundy Born 1252 Died 31 May 1294 John I, Duke of Brabant going to battle from the Codex Manesse.

John I of Brabant, also called John the Victorious (Leuven 1252/1253 – 3 May 1294 in Leuven) was Duke of Brabant (1267–1294), Lothier and Limburg (1288–1294). Contents [show]

   * 1 Life
         o 1.1 Battle of Woeringen
         o 1.2 Model prince
         o 1.3 Death
   * 2 Family and children
   * 3 References
   * 4 See also

[edit] Life

He was the son of Henry III, Duke of Brabant and Aleidis of Burgundy, daughter of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy. He was also an older brother of Maria of Brabant, Queen consort of Philip III of France. In 1267 his older brother Henry IV, Duke of Brabant, being mentally deficient, was deposed in his favour. [edit] Battle of Woeringen

His greatest military victory was the Battle of Woeringen, by which John I came to reign over the Duchy of Limburg. He was completely outnumbered in forces but led the successful invasion into the Rhineland to defeat the confederacy. In 1288 Limburg was formally attached to Brabant.[1] [edit] Model prince

John I is said to be the perfect model of a feudal prince in the days of chivalry: brave, adventurous; excelling in every form of active exercise, fond of display, and generous in temper. He was considered one of the most gifted princes of his time.[1] This made him very popular in Middle Ages poetry and literature. Even today there exists an ode to him, so well-known that it was a potential candidate to be the North Brabant anthem. John I delighted in tournaments and was always eager to take part in jousts. He was also famous for his many illegitimate children.[1] [edit] Death

On 3 May 1294 at some marriage festivities at Bar-le-Duc (now France), John I was mortally wounded in the arm in an encounter. He was buried in the church of the Minderbroeders in Leuven, but since the Protestant iconoclasm (Beeldenstorm) in 1566, nothing remains of his tomb. [edit] Family and children

He was married twice. First, on 5 September 1270 to Margaret of France, daughter of Louis IX of France and Margaret of Provence. She took the title of Duchess of Brabant. In this marriage he had a son, but both died shortly after birth.

Second, he married 1273 to Margaret of Flanders (d. 3 July 1285), daughter of Guy, Count of Flanders and had the following children:[1]

  1. Godfrey (1273/74 – aft. 13 September 1283).
  2. John II of Brabant (1275–1312).
  3. Margaret (4 October 1276–14 December 1311, Genoa), married 9 June 1292 to Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor.
  4. Marie (d. after 2 December 1338), married to Count Amadeus V of Savoy.

One of John's illegitimate children was Jean Meuwe, Seigneur of Wavre and Dongelberg.[2] [edit] References

  1. ^ a b c d "John I of Brabant", Encyclopædia Britannica, p. 445, Retrieved 6 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Messager des sciences historiques...", p. 194, Retrieved 6 oct 2009.

[edit] See also

   * Dukes of Brabant family tree
   * Hertog Jan

Regnal titles Preceded by Henry IV Duke of Brabant and Lothier 1267 – 1294 Succeeded by John II Preceded by Interregnum Duke of Limburg 1288 – 1294 This page was last modified on 29 June 2010 at 06:08. -------------------- John I of Brabant, also called John the Victorious (Leuven 1252/1253 – May 3 , 1294 in Leuven ) was Duke of Brabant (1267–1294), Lothier and Limburg </wiki/Duchy_of_Limburg> (1288–1294). Life He was the son of Henry III, Duke of Brabant and Aleidis of Burgundy , daughter of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy . He was also an older brother of Maria of Brabant , Queen consort of Philip III of France. In 1267 his older brother Henry IV, Duke of Brabant , being mentally deficient, was deposed in his favour. Battle of Woeringen His greatest military victory was the Battle of Woeringen , by which John I came to reign over the Duchy of Limburg. He was completely outnumbered in forces but led the successful invasion into the Rhineland to defeat the confederacy. In 1288 Limburg was formally attached to Brabant . Model prince John I is said to be the perfect model of a feudal prince in the days of chivalry: brave, adventurous; excelling in every form of active exercise, fond of display, and generous in temper. He was considered one of the most gifted princes of his time. This made him very popular in Middle Ages poetry and literature. Even today there exists an ode to him, so well-known that it was a potential candidate to be the North Brabant anthem. John I delighted in tournaments and was always eager to take part in jousts. He was also famous for his many illegitimate children. Death On May 3 , 1294 at some marriage festivities at Bar-le-Duc (now France ), John I was mortally wounded in the arm in an encounter. He was buried in the church of the Minderbroeders in Leuven, but since the Protestant iconoclasm (Beeldenstorm ) in 1566, nothing remains of his tomb. Family and children He was married twice. First, on September 5 , 1270 to Marguerite of France , daughter of Louis IX of France and Marguerite of Provence. She took the title of Duchess of Brabant. In this marriage he had a son, but both died shortly after birth. Second, he married 1273 to Margaret of Flanders (d. July 3 , 1285 ), daughter of Guy, Count of Flanders and had the following children: Godfrey (1273/74 – aft. September 13 ). John II of Brabant (1275–1312). Margaret (4 October 1276 –14 December 1311 , Genoa ), married 9 June 1292 to Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor. Marie (d. after 2 December 1338), married to Count Amadeus V of Savoy . One of John's illegitimate children was Jean Meuwe, Seigneur of Wavre and Dongelberg.

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1253
1253
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
1271
1271
Age 18
1272
1272
Age 19
Brussel
1273
1273
Age 20
1273
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1275
September 27, 1275
Age 22
Tervuren, Brabant, Belgium
October 11, 1275
Age 22
1275
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1276
October 4, 1276
Age 23
Brabant, Belgium
1277
1277
Age 24
Brabant, Belgium