John II was born in the 1239 A.D. and died #onthisday in history 18th November 1305 A.D. Ruled as Duke of Britanny during 1268 A.D. until his death, also Earl of Richmond in peerage of England.
While John was the eldest of the sons of John I of Britanny and Blanche of Navarre. 22nd January 1260 A.D. he married Beatrice who was the daughter of King Henry III of England. He had a great and close relationship with his brother in law, the future king Edward I, 1271 A.D. he went with Edward to the Ninth Crusades.
He had taken part in two crusades prior to his ascension to a ducal throne. But when he was Duke he was involved in a heavy war between the England and France.