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

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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)