John of Gaunt


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John of Gaunt

 (gônt, gänt)Duke of Lancaster. 1340-1399.
English military leader. A son of Edward III, he was the de facto ruler of England during his father's last years and the beginning of Richard II's reign.

John of Gaunt

(ɡɔːnt)
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(Biography) Duke of Lancaster. 1340–99, son of Edward III: virtual ruler of England during the last years of his father's reign and during Richard II's minority
[Gaunt, variant of Ghent, where he was born]

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(Duke of Lancaster) 1340–99, founder of the English royal house of Lancaster (son of Edward III).
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Noun1.John of Gaunt - the fourth son of Edward III who was the effective ruler of England during the close of his father's reign and during the minority of Richard II; his son was Henry Bolingbroke (1340-1399)
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Edward III, worn out by his French wars, had become old and feeble, and the power was in the hands of his son, John of Gaunt.
They were strange companions, and while John of Gaunt fought only for more power, Wyclif fought for freedom both in religion and in life.
But as he walked up the long aisle to the chapel where the bishops were gathered, John of Gaunt marched by his side, and Lord Percy, Earl Marshal of England, cleared a way for him through the throng of people that filled the church.
John of Gaunt, now no longer his friend, ordered him to be silent.
lies buried at Reading, in the Benedictine abbey founded by him there, the ruins of which may still be seen; and, in this same abbey, great John of Gaunt was married to the Lady Blanche.
In 1386 he was a member of Parliament, knight of the shire for Kent; but in that year his fortune turned--he lost all his offices at the overthrow of the faction of his patron, Duke John of Gaunt (uncle of the young king, Richard II, who had succeeded his grandfather, Edward III, some years before).
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