John I, Duke of Bourbon

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John I, Duke of Bourbon
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Died1434 (aged 5253)
Noble family Bourbon
Spouse(s) Marie, Duchess of Auvergne
Father Louis II, Duke of Bourbon
Mother Anne of Auvergne

John of Bourbon (13811434) was Duke of Bourbon, from 1410 to his death and Duke of Auvergne since 1416. He was the eldest son of Louis II and Anne of Auvergne. [1] Through his mother, John inherited the County of Forez.


During the Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War he took sides against the Burgundians. John was captured at the Battle of Agincourt and died a prisoner in London, in spite of the payment of several ransoms, and promises to support the king of England as king of France. [2]

In 1400 in Paris, he married Marie, Duchess of Auvergne, [3] daughter of John, Duke of Berry, who inherited the Auvergne title from her father. They had three sons:

In addition, he had two illegitimate children:


  1. Vale states Villandrando was married to a bastard daughter of the Duke of Bourbon [4]

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  1. Ramsey 1999, p. 234.
  2. Bennett 1991, p. 36.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Heers 2016, Bourbon table.
  4. Vale 1974, p. 74.


French nobility
Preceded by Duke of Bourbon
Succeeded by
Preceded by Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis
Preceded by Count of Forez
Preceded by Duke of Auvergne
with Marie
Preceded by Count of Montpensier
with Marie
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jourdain VI
Count of L'Isle-Jourdain
Succeeded by