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John of Gaunt

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noun
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).
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British Dictionary definitions for John of Gaunt

John of Gaunt
/ (ɡɔːnt) /

noun
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 for John of Gaunt

Gaunt, variant of Ghent, where he was born
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