John II, Duke of Cleves

John II, "The Babymaker", Duke of Cleves, Count of Mark, (German: Johann II. "der Kindermacher", Herzog von Kleve, Graf von Mark) (13 April 1458 15 March 1521) was a son of John I, Duke of Cleves and Elizabeth of Nevers. He ruled Cleves from 1481 to his death in 1521. He was called "The Babymaker" since he fathered sixty-three illegitimate children [1] before his marriage with Mathilde of Hesse in 1490. She was the daughter of Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse and his wife Anna of Katzenelnbogen.[2]

John II, Duke of Cleves
John II, Duke of Cleves
Born(1458-04-13)13 April 1458
Cleves
Died15 March 1521(1521-03-15) (aged 62)
Noble familyLa Marck
Spouse(s)Mathilde of Hesse
Issue
FatherJohn I, Duke of Cleves
MotherElizabeth of Nevers

They had three children :

Ancestry

References

  1. La Societe Numismatique, Revue de la numismatique belge, Brussels, 1863, page 234
  2. John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 135.
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John II, Duke of Cleves
Born: 13 April 1458 Died: 15 March 1521
Preceded by
John I, Duke of Cleves
Duke of Cleves, Count of Mark
1481–1521
Succeeded by
John III, Duke of Cleves
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