John (The Fearless)

Years ruled: 1404 - 1419
Son of: Philip the Bold
Married to: Margaret of Bavaria (1385)
Children: Philip the Good John earned the moniker Fearless during a crusade he attempted to lead against the Turks in Nikopol in 1396. The crusaders were defeated and John was captured. He was ransomed a year later. At the age of 33 he succeeded his father as duke. During the battle of Agincourt he was noticeaby missing. During the next few years he negotiated with Henry V but no firm alliance was ever struck. He was assassinated in 1419 by partisans of the the dauphin Charles (later King Charles VII) during a negotiation session.

Birth Location: 
Rouvres, Burgundy ,
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Death Location: 
Montereau, France
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