John of Brittany, Earl of Richmond

John of Brittany, Earl of Richmond

Jean de Bretagne or John of Brittany (1266 - 17 January 1334) was English 3rd Earl of Richmond from 15 October 1306 until his death.

He was the second surviving son of John II, Duke of Brittany and his wife Beatrice of England, thus being a grandson of Henry III of England and nephew of Edward I of England.

His elder brother duke Arthur II was the successor in Brittany. Richmondshire in Northern England has belonged to the ducal family since 11th century, though intermittently taken by English kings.

John was granted that second territory of the family by Edward I, his uncle, the king of England. He stayed there and participated in English politics and warfare. He served England during three monarchs, i.e also Edward II of England and Edward III of England.

John died unmarried.


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