Jean "Sans Peur" [1371-1419] -- Duc de Bourgogne
a/k/aArtois (1405-1419), Comte as Jean I
Bourgogne (1404-1419), Duc as Jean II
Bourgogne (1405-1419), Comte Palatine as Jean I
Charolais (1404-1405), Comte as Jean I
Flanders (1405-1419), Comte as Jean I
Jean the Fearless
John II, Duke of Burgundy
John of Burgundy
John of Valois
John the Fearless
Nevers (1384-1404), Comte as Jean I
After 1415, with the rivalry between Burgundians and Armagnacs at an all-time high because of the shattering defeat at Agincourt, John's troops set about the task of gaining Paris.
On 30 May 1418, he captured the city, but not before the Dauphin (the traditional name of the heir apparent to the throne of France), the future Charles VII of France, had escaped.
John then installed himself in the city and made himself protector of the King. Although not an open ally of the English, John did nothing to prevent the surrender of Rouen in 1419.
With the whole of northern France in English hands and Paris occupied by Burgundy, the Dauphin tried to bring about a reconciliation with John.
They met in July and swore peace on the bridge of Pouilly, near Melun.
On the grounds that peace was not sufficiently assured by the Pouilly meeting, a fresh interview was proposed by the Dauphin to take place on 10 September 1419 on the bridge at Montereau.
John of Burgundy was present with his escort for what he considered a diplomatic meeting.
He was, however, assassinated by the Dauphin's companions.
He was later buried in Dijon.
His successor, Philip the Good, formed an alliance with the English.
- Father: ¤Philippe II [1342-1404] Duc de Bourgogne
- Son: ¤Philippe III, le Bon [1396-1467] Duc de Bourgogne