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Jan III van Brabant (1300 – 5 December 1355, Brussels), was Duke of Brabant, Lothier, and Limburg (1312–1355). He was the son of John II, Duke of Brabant and his wife Margaret, daughter of King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile.
In 1311, Jan married Marie d'Évreux (1303–1335), the daughter of count Louis d'Évreux and Margaret of Artois. They had six children:
Joanna, Duchess of Brabant (24 June 1322–1406). Married first to William IV, Count of Holland and second to Wenceslaus of Luxemburg.
Margaret of Brabant (9 February 1323 – 1368), married at Saint-Quentin on 6 June 1347 Louis II of Flanders
Marie of Brabant (1325 – 1 March 1399), Lady of Turnhout, married at Tervuren on 1 July 1347 Reginald III of Guelders
Jan (1327–1335/36) Buried in Tervueren. Married Marie of France
Hendrick (d. 29 October 1349) Lord of Limburg and Mechelen in 1347. Buried in Tervueren in 1349.
Godfried (d. aft. 3 February 1352) Lord of Aarschot in 1346. Buried in Tervueren.
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