Historical Figures

John I the Posthumous (1316)

Son of Louis X le Hutin and Clemence of Hungary, he lived only 5 days. The Count of Poitiers, then regent, was proclaimed King of France under the name of Philippe V. Various legends circulated about this royal child:it was claimed in particular that Philippe V had had him poisoned. Louis I of Hungary, nephew of Queen Clemence, spread the rumor that he had been taken secretly to Siena, then raised under the name of Jean de Guccio. Finally, during the captivity of John II (1356-1360), a man claimed to be the heir to the crown and tried to assert his rights. Taken prisoner in Provence, this man died in captivity in 1363.

Louis X le Hutin Philippe V le Long