Jean II, duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne

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About Jean II, duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne

John II, born 1426, died at Moulins in 1488, was Count of Clermont, then duke of Bourbon and Auvergne.

He was the son of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon and Agnes of Burgundy

He began by participating in the siege of Metz in 1444, then participated in the Normandy campaign where he proved to be a famous master of war. In 1450, with Jean Dunois, he had regained all of Normandy. The following years were spent, always with Dunois, the conquest of Guyenne, which ended in 1453 by the capture of Bordeaux. In return, he was governor of Guyenne and fought John V, Count of Armagnac, in revolt against the king.

Favourite of Charles VII, he had to endure the hatred of Louis XI after the advent of the latter. Louis XI took away the government of Guyenne, and he joined the league of public good which he became an ardent participant. After the peace, Louis XI tried to retract his errors and forgave him, and instructed to return to Normandy to Charles of France. As a reward, John II became governor of Languedoc. Louis XI also appointed Knight of the Order of St. Michael, at the first class of the new royal order, 1 August 1469.

He was also, like his father, Great Chamberlain of France.

After the death of Louis XI, Charles VIII appointed him Constable of France, in 1483. He died a few years later, in 1488.

He married Mills in 1447 to Jeanne de France (1430 † 1482), daughter of Charles VII, King of France and Marie d'Anjou

A widower, he remarried at St. Cloud in 1484 with Catherine Armagnac († 1487) daughter of Jacques d'Armagnac, Duke of Nemours, and Louise of Anjou, and had:

   * Jean (1487 † 1487), Count of Clermont

Finally, he married his third wife in 1487 Jeanne de Bourbon-Vendôme (1465 † 1511), daughter of Jean VIII de Bourbon, Comte de Vendôme and Isabel de Beauvau.

   * Louis (1488 † 1488), Count of Clermont

He also had several illegitimate children

   * Marguerite de Brun, had:
        1. Mathieu said the Grand Bastard of Bourbon († 1505), Baron of Roche-en-Régnier and lord Boutheon. He distinguished himself in battle of Bethune in 1487 and was appointed admiral and governor of Guyenne and Picardy;
   * Jeanne Louise d'Albret, it was:
        1. Charles († 1502), Bastard of Bourbon, Vicomte de Lavedan, author of the family of Bourbon-Lavedan;
   * Several women, it was:
        1. Hector († 1502), Bastard of Bourbon, archbishop of Toulouse;
        2. Peter, bastard of Bourbon, who died young;
        3. Mary († 1482), Bastard of Bourbon, married in 1470 to Jacques de Sainte-Colombe;
        4. Margaret (1445 † 1483), Bastard of Bourbon, legitimized in 1464, married in 1462 to Jean de Ferrières († 1497).
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Jean II, duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne's Timeline

August 30, 1426
Moulins, Allier, Auvergne, France
March 1487
Château de Moulins, Moulins, Auvergne, France
April 1, 1488
Age 61
Moulins, Allier, Auvergne, France