John of Gaunt

John of Gaunt
biographical name 1340-1399 Duke of Lancaster; son of Edward III of England

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  • John of Gaunt — John of Gaunt, Herzog von Lancaster John of Gaunt, Herzog von Lancaster, dt. Johann von Gent, frz. Jean de Gand (* 6. März 1340 in Gent; † 2. Februar 1399) war der dritte überlebende Sohn König Eduards III. von England und Philippa von Hainault.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John of Gaunt — John′ of Gaunt′ n. big (Duke of Lancaster) 1340–99, founder of the English royal house of Lancaster (son of Edward III) …   From formal English to slang

  • John of Gaunt — [gônt] Duke of Lancaster 1340 99; founder of the house of Lancaster: son of Edward III …   English World dictionary

  • John of Gaunt — (1340 99) an English politician, son of Edward III, who acted as head of government until Richard II was old enough to rule …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • John of Gaunt —   [dʒɔn ɔf gɔːnt], Herzog von Lancaster …   Universal-Lexikon

  • John of Gaunt — (duke of Lancaster) (1340–1399)    John of Gaunt, so called after the mispronunciation of his birthplace, Ghent, was born in 1340 as the fourth son of King Edward III and Queen Philippa of England. As an infant Gaunt was declared earl of Richmond …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • John of Gaunt — noun 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) • Syn: ↑Duke of Lancaster • Instance Hypernyms: ↑duke …   Useful english dictionary

  • John of Gaunt — (Duke of Lancaster) 1340 99, English soldier and statesman: fourth son of Edward III; founder of the royal house of Lancaster (father of Henry IV of England). * * * …   Universalium

  • JOHN OF GAUNT —    Duke of Lancaster, third son of Edward III.; an ambitious man; vainly seized the crown of Castile; supported the Wycliffites against the clergy; married Blanche of Lancaster, and was made duke by Henry IV. (1340 1399) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • John of Gaunt — /gɔnt/ (say gawnt) noun (Duke of Lancaster), 1340–99, English soldier and statesman; fourth son of Edward III and founder of the royal house of Lancaster (his son became Henry IV) …   Australian English dictionary

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