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John KING OF ENGLAND

John KING OF ENGLAND

Male 1166 - 1216  (49 years)

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  • Name John KING OF ENGLAND 
    Nickname Lackland 
    Born 24 Dec 1166  Kings Manor House, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name John Plantagenet 
    _AMTID 110112922983:1030:113090087 
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    _UID 4ABA3460D2AF4DF7947D7EED112C3F4CA17E 
    Died 19 Oct 1216  Newark, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4216  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2010 

    Father Henry II KING OF ENGLAND,   b. 25 Mar 1133, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1189, Chinon Castle, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Eleanore OF AQUITAINE, Queen of England,   b. 1121, Chateu de Belin, Guinne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1204, Fontevrault-l'Abbaye, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F1687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Isabella OF TAILLEFER, Queen of England,   b. 1180, Angouleme, Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1245, Fontevrault-l'Abbaye, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1200 
    Children 
    +1. Henry III KING OF ENGLAND,   b. 1 Oct 1207, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1272, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Isabella OF ENGLAND, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire,   b. 1214,   d. 1 Dec 1241  (Age 27 years)
     3. Richard PLANTAGENET, 1st Earl of Cornwall,   b. 5 Jan 1209,   d. 2 Apr 1272  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F1874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Countess Isabel OF GLOUCESTER,   b. 1173,   d. 14 Oct 1217  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1189 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F4053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Clemence PINEL,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Lady Joan PRINCESS OF WALES,   b. 1188,   d. 2 Feb 1237  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F4249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Adela DE WARENNE,   b. 1170,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Richard FITZROY, Baron of Chilham,   b. 1190,   d. Jun 1246  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F5033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Dec 1166 - Kings Manor House, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1216 - Newark, Nottinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    John Lackland of England.jpg

  • Notes 
    • This is the notorious King John who, under considerable pressure, granted the Magna Charta and then attempted to welsh on the deal. King John is perhaps best remembered as the arch enemy of the legendary outlaw Robin Hood. John was known as "Lackland" because he originally had only a few separate land holdings; but he ended up ruling the huge Angevin Empire when he became king following the death of his brother King Richard. John eventually lost many of his French possessions.

      John took a close interest in the details of governmental and legal business; but he was endlessly suspicious of his own barons and he forced many confrontations, not the least of which resulted in the barons forcing King John to sign the Magna Charta.

      John had a big argument with Pope Innocent III over the appointment of Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury. John refused to accept Langton and the pope eventually retaliated by excommunicating John in 1209. At this point, John is said to have sent an embassy to Spain consisting of a priest known as Robert of London and two knights, Thomas de Erdington and Ralph Fitz Nicholas. The three men conferred with the Islamic Emir Al Mounenim also known as Mohammed Al Nassir and they were alleged to have proposed some sort of a deal whereby John would switch to the Islamic faith if the powerful Emir would support him as King of England. Of course, John likely intended to welsh on the deal and the Emir declined the offer anyway.