Jean I de Valois, duc d'Alençon

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Jean de Valois, baron de Châteauneuf

Birthdate: (30)
Birthplace: Les Dessay, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: October 25, 1415 (30)
Azincourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre II "le Noble" de Valois, comte d'Alençon and Marie Chamaillard
Husband of Marie de Bretagne
Father of Jean de Valois, II, duc d'Alençon and Charlotte de Valois
Brother of Marie d'Alençon; Pierre "Bastard of Alençon" d'Alencon-Aunou, Lord of Aunou; Catherine of Alençon, Herzogin von Bayern; Jeanne d'Alencon and Marguerite d'Alencon

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About Jean I de Valois, duc d'Alençon

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.


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, duc d'Alençon's Timeline

May 9, 1385
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
March 2, 1409
Age 23
Château Dargentan,Argentan,Normandie,France
December 15, 1413
Age 28
Argentan, Lower Normandy, France
October 25, 1415
Age 30
Azincourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France