John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset

John Beaufort
Duke of Somerset
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Arms of Beaufort, Earls and Dukes of Somerset: Royal arms of England differenced by a bordure gobonne argent and azure
Earl of Somerset
Title held25 November 1418 – 27 May 1444
PredecessorHenry Beaufort, 2nd Earl
SuccessorEdmund Beaufort, 4th Earl, 2nd Duke
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Born1403 (1403)
Died(1444-05-27)27 May 1444 (aged 40)
Wimborne, Dorset, England
FamilyHouse of Beaufort
Spouse(s)Margaret Beauchamp of Bletso
FatherJohn Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset
MotherMargaret Holland

John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, KG (1403 – 27 May 1444) was an English nobleman and military commander[1] during the Hundred Years' War.


Baptised on 25 March 1404, he was the second son of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, and Margaret Holland, and succeeded his childless elder brother Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset, to become the 3rd Earl of Somerset in 1418. He was also the 1st Earl of Kendal.

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