Duke John BRABANT, II
- Married: 8 Jul 1290
- Died: 1312
Other names for John were Jean and BRABANT Duke.
Ancestral File Number: 8XJC-TN.
Duke of BRABANT.
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, 1990: "John II Duke of Brabant Died 1312."
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch XXI, p431:
 "It was about July first that Louis set out to raise the siege of La Roche-au-Moine, and on the 27th the decisive battle of Bouvines was fought in the north before John had resolved on his next move. The coalition, on which John had laboured so long and from which he hoped so much, was at last in the field. The emperor Otto IV, the Counts of Flanders, Bologne, Holland, Brabant, and Limburg, the Duke of Lorraine, and others, each from motives of his own, had joined their forces with the English under the Earl of Salisbury, to overthrow the king of France..."
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol III, The Three Edwards, Thomas B Costain, 1958, Doubleday & Co
p14 Family Tree: "Margaret 1275-1318, Mar John Duke of Brabant..."
p44: "Margaret, the fourth daughter of the king, married John of Brabant, an athletic young man, `stout, handsome, gracious and well-made,' whom she had known during her childhood. The colorful splendor of their wedding celebration- the extravagant costumes, the king and his knights attiredin full armor- creates an unforgettable picture. All London seems to have joined the knights with their ladies in marching and singing through the streets of the city and suburbs while more than five hundred minstrels, fools, harpers, violinists, and trumpeters, some English, some foreign, cavorted about the palace grounds. Margaret was a merry child of fifteen years, the duke a few years older. Everything seemed conducive to a happy union. Actually the marriage proved disastrous. Margaret soon found that she was to be but one of many women in her husband's life. In Brussels, where she eventually went to live, whe was `doomed to the mortification of being perpetually surrounded with the bastard sons of her husband.'"
The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Antonia Fraser, 1975, Alfred Knopf, p70: "John Duke of Lorraine Mar Margaret."
The Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, 1905, AMS Press,
p191: "... Edward failed evenmore signally in his efforts to defeat Philip by diplomacy. He had left no effort unspared to build up a great coalition against the French king. He `sent a great quantity of sterling money beyond the sea,' and made alliances with all the princes and barons that he could find. At first it seemed that he had succeeded. Adolf of Nassau, the poor and dull, but strenuous and hard-fighting King of the Romans, concluded a treaty with England, and did not think it beneath the dignity of thelord of the world to take the pay of the English monarch. Many vassals of the empire, especially in the Netherlands, the Rhineland, and Burgundy followed Adolf's example Edward strengthened his party further by marrying three of his daughtersto the Duke of Brabant, the son of the Count of Holland, and the Count of Bar as the price of their adherence to the coalition..."
p210: "... Meanwhile John of Avesnes, Count of Hainault, was closely co-operating with the French, andkept Edward's son-in-law and ally, John, Duke of Brabant, from sending effective help to the Flemings..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XJC-TN Jean II Duke of BRABANT Mar 9 Jul 1290, 8WKN-P8 Johan II Duke of BRABANT, TPHE John Duke of BRABANT.
John married Duchess Margaret BRABANT, daughter of King Edward ENGLAND, I and Queen Eleanor Castile ENGLAND, on 8 Jul 1290. (Duchess Margaret BRABANT was born on 11 Sep 1275 in Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England and died in 1318.)