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John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset

John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (baptized March 25, 1404 - May 27, 1444), 2nd Earl of Somerset (1410-1444), and subsequently first Duke of Somerset (1443-1444). Son of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset. In 1443 he was promoted from earl to duke and appointed Captain-General of Guyenne. However he proved a poor commander. This duke married Margaret Beauchamp in 1439, and they had one child, Margaret Beaufort (May 31, 1443 - June 29, 1509), who was the mother of Henry VII of England.

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