Duke Of Bretagne Jean De Dreux II 37
- Born: 4 Jan 1238, Rennes, lle-Et-Vilaine, France 37
- Marriage: Beatrice Plantagenet Of England on 22 Jan 1260 in St Denis, Seine-St Denis, France
- Died: 18 Nov 1305, Lyons, Rhone, France aged 67 37
Cause of his death was crushed to death.
John II of Dreux (in French Jean II de Dreux) (1239 \endash November 18, 1305) was Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond, from 1286 to his death. He was son of Duke Jean I and Blanche, princess of Navarre.
On January 22, 1260, John married Princess Beatrice of England, a daughter of King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence. They had six children:
Arthur II, Duke of Brittany
John de Bretagne, 1st Earl of Richmond
Pierre, Viscount de Leon
Marie de Dreux, wife of Guy III of Châtillon
Blanche de Dreux, wife of Philip of Artois
Eleonore, Abbess of Fontevrault
He was killed during the celebrations surrounding the coronation of Pope Clement V in 1305. John was leading the pope's horse through the crowd. So many spectators had piled atop the walls that one of them crumbled and collapsed right on top of the unfortunate duke.
Noted events in his life were:
• He was awarded the title of Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond in 1286
Jean married Beatrice Plantagenet Of England, daughter of King Of England Henry Plantagenet III and Eleanor "La Belle" Berenguer de Provence, on 22 Jan 1260 in St Denis, Seine-St Denis, France. (Beatrice Plantagenet Of England was born on 25 Jun 1242 in Bordeaux, Gascony, France, died on 24 Mar 1275 in London, Middlesex, England and was buried in Grey Friar's Church, Greenwich, London, England.)