John Of Gaunt (1340-1399) was a English politician, born in Ghent, fourth son of Edward III, duke of Lancaster from 1362.
During Edward's last years, and the years before Richard II attained the age of majority, he acted as head of government, and Parliament protested against his corrupt rule. He supported the religious reformer Wycliffe against ecclesiastical influence at court.
Why is John of Gaunt famous?
John of Gaunt the third surviving son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault.