Jean de Valois (1385 - 1415)

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Birthplace: Château d'Essay, France
Death: Died in Azincourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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About Jean de Valois

John I, Duke of Alençon

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John I of Alençon, called the Sage (1385, Château d'Essay, – October 25, 1415, Azincourt), was the son of Peter II of Alençon and Marie de Chamaillard. In 1404, he succeeded his father as Count of Alençon and Perche. He was made Duke of Alençon in 1414.

He commanded the second division of the French army at the Battle of Agincourt. When the English broke through the first division, he led a countercharge. He is sometimes credited with killing Edward, Duke of York, wounding Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, and cutting an ornament from the crown of Henry V of England; but he was then overpowered by the King's bodyguard, and slain before he could yield himself.

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In 1396, he married Marie of Brittany (1391–1446), daughter of John V, Duke of Brittany. They had five children:

Peter (1407, Argentan – 1408)

John II of Alençon (1409–1476)

Marie (1410, Argentan, – 1412, Argentan)

Jeanne (1412, Argentan – 1420)

Charlotte (1413, Argentan – 1435, Lamballe)

He also had two illegitimate children:

Peter (d. 1424, Battle of Verneuil), Lord of Gallandon

Marguerite, married Jean de St-Aubin, Lord of Preaux

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Jean I de Valois, comte d'Alençon's Timeline

1385
May 9, 1385
Château d'Essay, France
1396
June 26, 1396
Age 11
Château de l'Hermine, France
1409
March 2, 1409
Age 23
Château Dargentan,Argentan,Normandie,France
1413
December 15, 1413
Age 28
Argentan, Lower Normandy, France
1415
October 25, 1415
Age 30
Azincourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France