John I | Brief Biography


John I | Brief Biography

John I  Brief Biography

John I

John I was King of France from 1316 until his death in 1316. He was born in 1267, the son of Philip III and Isabella of Aragon.

John I was known for his military campaigns, which included several successful battles against the English during the Hundred Years’ War. He also made efforts to improve the French economy and strengthen the royal government.

One of John I’s most notable accomplishments was his victory at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356, where he captured King Edward III of England. This victory was a turning point in the Hundred Years’ War and helped establish French dominance in the conflict.

In addition to his military achievements, he was also known for his patronage of the arts. He was a patron of the poet and troubadour Guillaume de Machaut and supported the construction of the famous Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

He married twice, first to Blanche of Burgundy and then to Jeanne of Burgundy. He had three children, including his son Philip, who would go on to become Philip VI, the first king of the House of Valois.

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N.B. The article originally belongs to the book ‘Brief Biographies of Eminent Monarchs‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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