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John′ of Gaunt′(n.)

  1. (Duke of Lancaster) 1340–99, founder of the English royal house of Lancaster (son of Edward III).

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  1. John of Gaunt

    Duke of Lancaster, third son of Edward III.; an ambitious man; vainly seized the crown of Castile; supported the Wycliffites against the clergy; married Blanche of Lancaster, and was made duke by Henry IV. (1340-1399).

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