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British Monarchs: John (Plantagenets) 1199-1216


House: Plantagenets
Reign: 1199-1216

John (French: Jean) (December 24, c. 1166 18/19 October 1216) reigned as King of England from April 6, 1199, until his death. He succeeded to the throne as the younger brother of King Richard I (known in later times as "Richard the Lionheart"). John acquired the nicknames of "Lackland" (Sans Terre in French) for his lack of an inheritance as the youngest son and for his loss of territory to France, and of "Soft-sword" for his alleged military ineptitude. He was a Plantagenet or Angevin

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