BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN OF GAUNT 1ST DUKE LANCASTER 1340-1399

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: ANJOU

EVENTS

On 06 Mar 1340 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster was born to Edward III King England (27) and Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England (25) at Ghent

In 1342 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (1) was created 1st Earl Richmond (5C 1342)

In 1359 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (18) and Blanche Plantagenet 5th Countess Lancaster, 6th Countess Leicester (13) were married at Reading Abbey

On 31 Mar 1360 Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Portugal was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (20) and Blanche Plantagenet 5th Countess Lancaster, 6th Countess Leicester (15) at Leicester Castle

In 1361 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (20) was appointed 36th Knight Garter: Edward III

On 23 Mar 1361 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (21) jure uxoris 5th Earl Lancaster, 2nd Earl Derby (2C 1337)

In 1362 John Lancaster was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (21) and Blanche Plantagenet 5th Countess Lancaster, 6th Countess Leicester (16)

On 10 Apr 1362 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (22) jure uxoris 6th Earl Leicester (2C 1265)

On 13 Nov 1362 Edward III created his eldest two sons as Dukes. Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence (23) was created 1st Duke Clarence (1C 1362). John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (22) was created 1st Duke Lancaster (2C 1362).

Before 21 Feb 1363 Elizabeth Lancaster was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet 5th Countess Lancaster, 6th Countess Leicester at Burford

In 1365 Edward Lancaster was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (24) and Blanche Plantagenet 5th Countess Lancaster, 6th Countess Leicester (19)

In 1366 John Lancaster was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (25) and Blanche Plantagenet 5th Countess Lancaster, 6th Countess Leicester (20)

On 03 Apr 1367 the forces of Peter "Cruel" I King Castile (32) commanded by Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales (36) defeated the army of Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile (33) at the Battle of Nájera at Nájera. The English forces included John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (27) , John Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers Chartley (36) , William Scrope, Peter Courtenay (21) , John Devereux 1st Baron Devereux (30) and Thomas Banastre (33) . The forces of Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile (33) included Bertrand Geusclin (47) . The battle achieved little since Bertrand Geusclin (47) escaped.

On 15 Apr 1367 Henry IV King England was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (27) and Blanche Plantagenet 5th Countess Lancaster, 6th Countess Leicester (22) at Bolingbroke Castle

In 1368 Isabel Lancaster was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (27) and Blanche Plantagenet 5th Countess Lancaster, 6th Countess Leicester (22)

On 21 Sep 1371 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (31) and Constance of Castile (17) were married at Roquefort. His younger brother Edmund of Langley 1st Duke York (30) married Constance's sister in July 1372.

After 21 Sep 1371 Isabella of Castile accompanied her sister Constance of Castile to England after her marriage to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster.

On 11 Jul 1372 Edmund of Langley 1st Duke York (31) and Isabella of Castile (17) were married at Wallingford. She being the younger sister of Constance of Castile (18) who had married Edmund's older brother John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (32) a year before.

In 1373 John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (32) and Katherine Roet (22)

On 31 Mar 1373 Catherine of Lancaster Queen Castile was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (33) and Constance of Castile (19) at Hertford Castle

In 1374 John Lancaster was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (33) and Constance of Castile (20)

In 1375 Cardinal Henry Beaufort was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (34) and Katherine Roet (24) at Château de Beaufort

Around Jan 1377 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (36) and Katherine Roet (26)

In 1379 Joan Beaufort was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (38) and Katherine Roet (28) at Château de Beaufort

In 1380 Thomas Erpingham (25) joined John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (39) 's service as an Esquire

Around 1380 Thomas Erpingham (25) was knighted by John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (39)

On 13 Jan 1396 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (55) and Katherine Roet (45) were married at Lincoln Cathedral

On 03 Feb 1399 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (58) died at Leicester Castle

After 03 Feb 1399 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral

In 1485 Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England was born to Ferdinand II King Aragon (32) and Isabella Trastámara Queen Castile (33) . She was probably named after her Great Great Grandmother Catherine of Lancaster Queen Castile daughter of John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Constance of Castile.

John Cockayne Chief Baron executor of John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster's will

Matthew Redman served in France and Spain under John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster

John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster natural Marie St Hilaire Hainault

Blanche Beaufort was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Marie St Hilaire Hainault

ANCESTRY

Father: Edward III King England

GrandFather: Edward II King England

1G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England

2G GrandFather: Henry III King England

3G GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England

4G GrandFather: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England

4G GrandFather: Aymer Angouleme I Count Angoulême

4G GrandMother: Alice Courtenay

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

3G GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence

4G GrandFather: Alfonso Barcelona II Count Provence

4G GrandMother: Gersenda II Sabran

3G GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy

4G GrandFather: Thomas Savoy I Count Savoy

4G GrandMother: Margaret Geneva

1G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England

2G GrandFather: Ferdinand III King Castile, III King Leon

3G GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon

4G GrandFather: Ferdinand II King Leon

4G GrandMother: Urraca Burgundy Queen Consort Leon

3G GrandMother: Berengaria Ivrea I Queen Castile

4G GrandFather: Alfonso VIII King Castile

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Queen Castile

2G GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Count Ponthieu

3G GrandFather: Simon Dammartin

4G GrandFather: Alberic Dammartin

4G GrandMother: Mathilde Clermont

3G GrandMother: Marie Montgomery Count Ponthieu

4G GrandFather: William Montgomery IV Count Ponthieu

4G GrandMother: Alys Capet

GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England

1G GrandFather: Philip "Fair" IV King France

2G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France

3G GrandFather: Louis IX King France

4G GrandFather: Louis "Lion" VIII King France

4G GrandMother: Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France

3G GrandMother: Margaret Provence Queen Consort France

4G GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence

4G GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy

2G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

3G GrandFather: James I King Aragon

4G GrandFather: Peter II King Aragon

4G GrandMother: Marie Montpellier

3G GrandMother: Violant Unknown

1G GrandMother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre

2G GrandFather: Henry I King Navarre

3G GrandFather: Theobald IV King Navarre

4G GrandFather: Theobald Blois

4G GrandMother: Blanche Ramirez

3G GrandMother: Margaret Bourbon

2G GrandMother: Blanche Capet

3G GrandFather: Robert Capet

4G GrandFather: Louis "Lion" VIII King France

4G GrandMother: Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France

3G GrandMother: Matilda Reginar

4G GrandFather: Henry Reginar II Duke Brabant

4G GrandMother: Marie Swabia

Mother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England

GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland

1G GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland

2G GrandFather: John Hainault I Count Hainault

3G GrandFather: Bouchard Avesnes

4G GrandFather: James Avesnes

4G GrandMother: Adela Guise

3G GrandMother: Margaret Flanders II Count Flanders

4G GrandFather: Baldwin Flanders VI Count Hainault, IX Count Flanders

4G GrandMother: Marie Blois

2G GrandMother: Adelaide Countholland

3G GrandFather: Floris Countholland IV Count Holland

4G GrandFather: William Countholland I Count Holland

4G GrandMother: Adelaide Guelders

3G GrandMother: Mathilde Reginar

4G GrandFather: Henry Reginar VIII Duke Lower Lorraine, I Duke Brabant

4G GrandMother: Maud Metz

1G GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg

2G GrandFather: Henry "Great" Luxembourg V Count Luxembourg, III Count Namur

3G GrandFather: Waleran Luxembourg III Duke Limburg

4G GrandFather: Henry Luxembourg III Duke Limburg

4G GrandMother: Sophia Saarbrücken

3G GrandMother: Ermesinda Luxembourg

2G GrandMother: Margaret Bar

3G GrandFather: Henry Bar II Count Bar

4G GrandFather: Theobald Bar I Count Bar

4G GrandMother: Erminsende Bar-Sur-Seine

3G GrandMother: Philippa Capet

4G GrandFather: Robert Capet II Count Dreux

4G GrandMother: Yolande Coucy

GrandMother: Joan Valois

1G GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois

2G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France

3G GrandFather: Louis IX King France

4G GrandFather: Louis "Lion" VIII King France

4G GrandMother: Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France

3G GrandMother: Margaret Provence Queen Consort France

4G GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence

4G GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy

2G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

3G GrandFather: James I King Aragon

4G GrandFather: Peter II King Aragon

4G GrandMother: Marie Montpellier

3G GrandMother: Violant Unknown

1G GrandMother: Margaret Capet

2G GrandFather: Charles II King Naples

3G GrandFather: Charles King Sicily

4G GrandFather: Louis "Lion" VIII King France

4G GrandMother: Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France

3G GrandMother: Beatrice Provence Queen Consort Sicily

4G GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence

4G GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy

2G GrandMother: Mary Unknown