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Humphrey Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Gloucester

Humphrey Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Gloucester[1]

Male 1390 - 1447  (56 years)

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  • Name Humphrey Plantagenet  [2, 3
    Suffix 1st Duke of Gloucester 
    Born 3 Oct 1390  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Feb 1447  [2
    Person ID I3947  Main
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2011 

    Father King Henry Plantagenet, IV,   b. 4 Apr 1366, Bolingbroke Castle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1413, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Mary De Bohun,   b. 1368,   d. 4 Jul 1394, Peterborough Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 1380  Arundel Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F1560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jacqueline Wittelsbach, Countess of Hainaut,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1415 
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F3456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eleanor Cobham,   b. Abt 1410, Sterborough Castle, Lingfield, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1452, Beaumaris Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Bef 1431  [5
    Children 
    +1. Antigone Plantagenet, (Bastard Child),   b. Bef 1421, Westminister, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F1559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Humphrey Plantagenet
    Humphrey Plantagenet

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (1390 - February 23, 1447) was the fifth son of King Henry IV of England by his first wife, Mary de Bohun.

      The place of his birth is unknown, but he was named after his maternal grandfather, Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford. He was created Duke of Gloucester in 1414, and upon the death of his brother, King Henry V of England in 1422, became regent of the kingdom and protector to his young nephew, King Henry VI.

      In about 1422 he married Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut and Holland, daughter of William VI. Through this marriage Gloucester assumed the title "Count of Holland, Zeeland and Hainault", and briefly fought to retain these titles when they were contested by Jacqueline's uncle, former husband, and cousin Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (see: War of Succession in Holland).

      The marriage was annulled in 1428, and Jacqueline died (disinherited) in 1436. Meanwhile, Gloucester remarried, his second wife being his former mistress, Eleanor Cobham. In 1441, Eleanor was tried and convicted of practising witchcraft against the king in an attempt to retain power for her husband. She died in prison. There were no surviving children from either of Gloucester's marriages. He did, however, have an illegitimate daughter, Antigone, who married Henry Grey, 2nd earl (or count) of Tancarville, and left issue.

      Following his wife's conviction, Gloucester himself was arrested on a charge of treason. He died, or was assassinated, at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, a few days later. His name lives on in "Duke Humfrey's Library", part of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, to which the Duke donated the nucleus of its collection. [3, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S761] Matthew Wise - The Littleton Heritage, Matthew Wise, (http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/Nabb/NewDesignLinks/Littleton_Heritage_Book2.htm rcdhac@salisbury.edu The Nabb Research Center 1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury University Salisbury, Maryland 21801), Chart - http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/Nabb/NewDesignLinks/Littleton_Heritage_Book2.htm (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S906] Gary Boyd Roberts - Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, Gary Boyd Roberts, (GPC, 1993. (2nd edition scheduled for 2002)).

    4. [S915] Royal Genealogies, Henry Churchyard, (http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/royalgen.html), http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/r09.html#I1222 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S915] Royal Genealogies, Henry Churchyard, (http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/royalgen.html), http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/r09.html#I1598 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S761] Matthew Wise - The Littleton Heritage, Matthew Wise, (http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/Nabb/NewDesignLinks/Littleton_Heritage_Book2.htm rcdhac@salisbury.edu The Nabb Research Center 1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury University Salisbury, Maryland 21801).