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Jan (Reginar) van Brabant (1275 - 1312)

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Jan (Jan II) "de vreedzame, hertog van Brabant en Limburg" van Brabant formerly Reginar aka Brabant, de Brabant
Born in Tervuren, Brabant, Belgiummap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Died in Tervueren, Brabant, (now Belgium)map
Profile last modified | Created 24 May 2012
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Jan II van Brabant (?, 27 september 1275 - Tervuren, 27 oktober 1312), bijgenaamd de Vreedzame, was hertog van Brabant en Limburg van 1294 tot aan zijn dood.[1] Hij is bijgezet in de Kathedraal van Sint-Michiel en Sint-Goedele te Brussel.

Hij was een zoon van Jan I en Margaretha van Dampierre.[2]

John (Jan) II, Duke of Brabant
b. 27 September 1275
d. 27 Oc 1312 Tervueren.
bur. St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral. Brussels.


John I, Duke of Brabant and Margaret of Flanders.


m. Margaret of England[1] 8 July 1290 Westminster Abbey


  • Supported coalition to stop French expansion.
  • Tried to conquer South Holland (district of medieval Holland) from pro-french count John II of Holland. Unsuccessful.
  • 1312: signed Charter of Kortenberg[2]


(Royal Ancestry) Jean II and his wife Margaret were both buried in the church of Ste. Gudule, Brussels (now in Belgium)


  1. p. Edward I 'Longshanks' of England and Eleanor of Castille
  2. Reason: Had kidney stones ... wanted duchy handed over to his son after death.
  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. I pp. 70-71
  • Histoire généalogique de la maison de Beaufort-Spontin extrait du Tome II du Miroir des Notabilités Nobiliaires de Belgique, des Pays-Bas et du Nord de la France (n.d.)

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On 3 Aug 2016 at 14:25 GMT Raf Ceustermans wrote:

Reginar-21 and Reginar-2 do not represent the same person because: Thank you for the suggestion, however Jean ii is the legitimate son of duke Jean i, while jan meeuwe is his bastard son, so the two people are actually half-brothers. Nevertheless I strongly doubt that an exact date of birth is known for Jan Meeuwe, and according to a quick check he seems to have died in 1310 rather then 1312. I added these dates based on the french wikipedia page for Jean (listed in the references), but the article doesn't give a reference so I'll edit the dates. Both their spouses were called Margareta however, but these are also two separate persons.

On 3 Aug 2016 at 11:12 GMT Sandra Pounds wrote:

Reginar-21 and Reginar-2 appear to represent the same person because: Date of birth and death are the same. The spouses are both Margaret and Reginar-2 has a mother unlike Reginar-21. Are propose the merge and use the information for Reginar-2 as correct

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