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John of Gaunt

(Duke of Lancaster) 1340–99, English soldier and statesman: fourth son of Edward III; founder of the royal house of Lancaster (father of Henry IV of England). Unabridged
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John of Gaunt

Duke of Lancaster. 1340–99, son of Edward III: virtual ruler of England during the last years of his father's reign and during Richard II's minority
Word Origin
Gaunt, variant of Ghent, where he was born
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