Jean II Valois, comte d'Angoulême

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Jean d'Orléans (Valois)

French: d'Orléans
Also Known As: "John of /Valois/", ""Good Count John"", "John of Orléans", "Count of Angoulême and of Périgord"
Birthplace: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: April 30, 1467 (67)
Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Place of Burial: Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis I de Valois, duc d'Orléans and Valentina Visconti
Husband of Marguerite de Valois-Orleáns
Father of Louis d'Orleans; Charles d'Orleans, comte d'Angoulême; Jeanne d'Orleans and Jean de Valois, bâtard d'Angoulème
Brother of Jean (Philippe) D' Orleans; Charles de Valois, I, Duc d'Orléans; Philippe d'Orléans, comte de Vertus; Louis D' Orleans; Marie D'orleans and 3 others
Half brother of Jean d'Orléans, comte de Dunois

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About Jean II Valois, comte d'Angoulême

John, Count of Angoulême

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John of Orléans, Count of Angoulême and of Périgord (French: Jean d'Orléans, comte d'Angoulême), 1399 – 30 April 1467, younger son of Louis I, Duke of Orléans and Valentina Visconti, and a grandson of Charles V of France. He was the younger brother of the noted poet, Charles, Duke of Orléans, and grandfather of Francis I of France.

John was taken hostage by the English in 1412, and not released until 1444. After that, he fought under the orders of his illegitimate half-brother, Dunois, driving the English out of Guienne in 1451.

On 31 August 1449, he married Marguerite de Rohan, daughter of Alain IX of Rohan and Marguerite of Brittany. They had three children:

Louis (1455-1458)

Charles (1459-1496)

Jeanne (1462-1520), who married Charles François de Coetivy, count de Taillebourg.

He also had an illegitimate son, Jean de Valois, bastard of Angoulême, who was legitimised in 1458.

"Good Count John" died in 1467. He is buried in the Cathedral of Angoulême.

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Jean II Valois, comte d'Angoulême's Timeline

June 26, 1399
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Of, Orleans, France
April 1459
Orleans, Loiret, Centre, France
Of, Orleans, France
April 30, 1467
Age 67
Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Cathédrale, Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France