Blanche of Lancaster (1341–1369)

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Blanche of Lancaster (1341–1369)

Duchess of Lancaster. Born 1341; died of the Black Death, Sept 12, 1369, at Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, England (while John of Gaunt was away in Spain fighting Henry II Trastamara of Castile and his French allies); dau. of Henry of Lancaster (c. 1299–1361), 1st duke of Lancaster, and Isabel Beaumont (d. 1368); m. John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster (1340–1399), in 1359; children: Philippa of Lancaster (c. 1359–1415, who m. John I, king of Portugal); John (1362–1365); Elizabeth of Lancaster (1364–1425, who m. John Holland, duke of Exeter); Edward (1365–1368); John (1366, died young); Henry Bolingbroke (1367–1413), later Henry IV, king of England (r. 1399–1413); Isabel (c. 1368, died young).