Portrait of John the Fearless (1371-1419), Duke of Burgundy (1404-1419), Count of Artois and Flanders, Count Palatine of Burgundy (1405-1419)
John the Fearless (French: Jean sans Peur, Dutch: Jan zonder Vrees), also known as John of Valois and John I of Burgundy (28 May 1371 – 10 September 1419), was Duke of Burgundy from 1404 to 1419. He was a member of the Burgundian branch of the Valois Dynasty. For a period of time, he served as regent of France on behalf of his first cousin King Charles VI of France, who was severely mentally ill. John was born in Dijon on 28 May 1371 to Philip II "the Bold," Duke of Burgundy, and Margaret III, Countess of Flanders. On the death of his maternal grandfather Louis II, Count of Flanders, in 1384, he received the title Count of Nevers, which he bore until his father’s death in 1404, when he ceded it to his brother Philip.
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