ⓘ John of Flanders

                                     

ⓘ John of Flanders

John of Flanders, also known as John of Dampierre, was the third son of the Count of Flanders and Namur Guy of Dampierre from his first marriage with Matilda of Bethune, and brother of Robert of Bethune. He is not to be confused with his half brother John I, Marquis of Namur.

Having studied law at Paris, John of Flanders was Bishop of Metz in 1280-1282, then Prince-Bishop of Liege in 1282-1291. He died in Jambes Anhaive castle and was buried at the Abbey of Flines, near Douai.

                                     
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