John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset

John Beaufort
Duke of Somerset
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Earl of Somerset
PredecessorHenry Beaufort, 2nd Earl
SuccessorEdmund Beaufort, 4th Earl
Baptised25 March 1404
Died27 May 1444 (aged 40)
BuriedWimborne Minster church
FamilyHouse of Beaufort
SpouseMargaret Beauchamp of Bletso
FatherJohn Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset
MotherMargaret Holland

John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset KG (c. 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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