Henri II 'The Courageous' DE BRABANT, Duc de Brabant
Maria VON HOHENSTAUFEN, Princess of Germany
Hugues IV DE BOURGOGNE, Comte de Chalon
(1212-Abt 1272)
Yolande DE DREUX
(Abt 1212-1248)
Henri III DE BRABANT, Duke of Brabant
(After 1225-1261)
Adélaïde (Alix) DE BOURGOGNE
(Abt 1233-1273)
Jean "the Victorious" DE BRABANT, Duc de Brabant et Limburg


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1. Marguerite DE FRANCE
2. Marguerite DE FLANDRE

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

  Research Notes:

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

  Marriage Information:

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.

  Marriage Information:

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.

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