|Jean "the Victorious" DE BRABANT, Duc de Brabant et Limburg
Jean "the Victorious" DE BRABANT Duc de Brabant et Limburg
- Born: 1253, Brussels, Brabant, Belgium
- Married (1): 5 Sep 1270
- Married (2): 1273
- Died: 3 May 1294, Antwerp, Belgium
The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Jean and Godefroi were born in Brussels.
He succeeded his brother in 1267 as JEAN I "the Victorious" Duke of Brabant. He bought a claim the duchy of Limburg from Adolf V Graf von Berg, who had disputed the succession of his cousin Ermengard and her husband Reinald I Graaf van Gelre. His forces captured Worringen where the other claimant Henri VI Comte de Luxembourg, to whom Graf Reinald had sold his claim, was killed in battle. The dispute was arbitrated by Philippe III King of France who found in favour of Duke Jean who was thereupon recognised as Duke of Limburg in 1288.
The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the death "1294 Non Mai" of "Iohannis primus dux Lotharingie, Brabantie et Lemburgie" during a tournament celebrating the marriage of the Comte de Bar with the daughter of the King of England. 1
Jean married Marguerite DE FRANCE, daughter of St. Louis IX CAPET King of France and Marguerite BÉRENGAR, on 5 Sep 1270. (Marguerite DE FRANCE was born in 1255 and died in Jul 1271.
Jean also married Marguerite DE FLANDRE, daughter of Guy III DE DAMPIERRE Count of Flanders & Namur and Dame Mahaut (Mathilde) DE BÉTHUNE de Tenremonde, Richebourg et Warneton, in 1273. (Marguerite DE FLANDRE was born about 1251 and died on 3 Jul 1285.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Jean de Brabant.