John, Duke of Berry

John of Berry or John the Magnificent (French: Jean de Berry; 30 November 1340 15 June 1416) was Duke of Berry and Auvergne and Count of Poitiers and Montpensier. He was the third son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxembourg; his brothers were King Charles V of France, Duke Louis I of Anjou and Duke Philip the Bold of Burgundy. He is primarily remembered as a collector of the important illuminated manuscripts and other works of art commissioned by him, such as the Très Riches Heures. His personal motto was Le temps venra ("the time will come").[1]

Duke of Berry
Image of John, Duke of Berry from the Très Riches Heures
Born30 November 1340
Château de Vincennes
Died15 June 1416(1416-06-15) (aged 75)
SpouseJoan of Armagnac
Joan II, Countess of Auvergne
IssueJean de Valois, Count of Montpensier
Bonne, Viscountess of Carlat
Marie, Duchess of Auvergne
FatherJohn II of France
MotherBonne of Bohemia

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