Jean de Lannoy (1410 - 1493)

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About Jean de Lannoy

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  • Jan III van Lannoy (1410-1493) was a Flemish statesman in the service of the Dukes of Burgundy.
  • He was the son of Jan II of Lannoy (killed in the Battle of Azincourt) and Jeanne de Croÿ, daughter of Jean I de Croÿ, also killed at Azincourt.
  • As a young man, Jan III had a military career, fighting against the Prince-Bishopric of Liège (1430), England (1436), Lorraine (1440) and the Electorate of Cologne (1447).
  • In 1448 he was appointed by Philip the Good as stadtholder of the County of Holland and Zeeland, a function he held until 1462. Between 1459 and 1463, he was also stadtholder of Walloon Flanders.
  • In 1451 he became a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece. In 1452-53 he participated in the submission of the Revolt of Ghent (1449–1453).
  • In 1468 he came into conflict with Duke Charles the Bold because of his good contacts with the French Court. He was forced to flee, but later reconciated with Charles.
  • In 1477 he served Maximilian I of Austria as Chamberlain and conducted several diplomatic missions. He played a very important role in the conclusion of the Treaty of Arras (1482).