Jean de DunoisJean de Dunois

Life: 1402-1468
Birth Place: France
Historical Role: General, Noble
Titles: Lord of Valbonnais, Count of Mortain, Viscount of Saint-Sauveur, Count of Perigord, Count of Dunois, Count of Longueville
Primary countries affected: France
Secondary countries affected: United Kingdom
Events: Hundred Years War (1337-1453), Siege of Orleans (1429), Battle of Jargeau (1429), Battle of Meung-sur-Loire (1429), Battle of Beaugency (1429), Battle of Patay (1429)


Jean de Dunois played a leading role in the Hundred Years War. He is the illegitimate child of Louis d'Orleans, since his half-brother was captured, Jean was the effective head of the house of Orleans. He joined Charles VI at first, then joined Charles VII to continue the struggle against the English and Burgundians. He joined Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orleans, and also joined her in her Loire Campaign. He remained actively involved after her death in the war against the English.

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