John II Of France

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Date of Birth April 16, 1319
Place of Birth France
Date of Death Apr 8, 1364 (44)
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John II of France

John II, called John the Good, was King of France from 1350 until his death. When he came to power, France faced several disasters: the Black Death, which killed nearly half of its population; popular revolts known as Jacqueries; free companies of routiers who plundered the country; and English aggression that resulted in catastrophic military losses, including the Battle of Poitiers of 1356, in which John was captured. While John was a prisoner in London, his son Charles became regent and faced several rebellions, which he overcame. To liberate his father, he concluded the Treaty of Brétigny, by which France lost many territories and paid an enormous ransom. In an exchange of hostages, which included his second son Louis, Duke of Anjou, John was released from captivity to raise funds for his ransom.

Predecessor: Philip VI
Successor: Charles V
Regent: Charles, the Dauphin (1356–1360)
Born: 26 April 1319, Le Mans, France
Died: April 8, 1364, Savoy Palace, London, England
Burial: 7 May 1364, Saint Denis Basilica
Issue: Charles V of France, Louis I, Duke of Anjou, John, Duke of Berry, Philip II, Duke of Burgundy, Joan, Queen of Navarre, Marie of Valois, Duchess of Bar, Isabella, Countess of Vertus
House: Valois
Father: Philip VI of France
Mother: Joan of Burgundy

About John II Of France

King of France who saved his country from the brink of disaster in the 1300s. He had to deal with the Black Death, one of the worst pandemics in human history that killed nearly half the French population, during his reign.

John II Of France Before Fame

He was captured in a battle with England in his youth, and France had to give up many territories and gold to ransom him back.

Achievement of John II Of France

Upon returning to the throne he stabilized France's economy and helped it recover from its losses.

John II Of France Family Life

His son was King Charles V.

Associations of John II Of France

General Napoleon Bonaparte also fought against England and tried to capture more land for France.

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