Henry IV Plantagenet of Lancaster, King of England, was born 3 April 1367 in Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom to John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) and Blanche of Lancaster (1345-1369) and died 20 March 1413 in Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Mary de Bohun (c1368-1394) 27 July 1380 JL in Arundel Castle, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He married Joanna of Navarre (1370-1437) 1 February 1403 JL in Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, Belarus.

He was known from birth as Earl of Derby. In 1397 he was created Duke of Hereford by King Richard II, and in 1399 he inherited his father's title of Duke of Lancaster. Later that year, he usurped the throne and became king as Henry IV.


Offspring of Henry IV, King of England and Mary de Bohun (c1368-1394)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Henry V, King of England (1387-1422) 16 September 1387 Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom 31 August 1422 Vincennes, France Catherine de Valois (1401-1437)

Thomas, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388-1421) 1387 22 March 1421 Margaret Holland (1385-1439)

John, 1st Duke of Bedford (1389-1435) 20 June 1389 14 September 1435 Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France Anne of Burgundy (1404-1432)
Jacquette de Luxembourg (c1415-1472)

Humphrey, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1390-1447) 3 October 1390 23 February 1447 Jacoba von Wittelsbach (1401-1436)
Eleanor Cobham (c1400-1452)

Blanche of Lancaster (1392-1409) December 1392 Peterborough Castle, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom 22 May 1409 Haguenau, Alsace, France Ludwig III. von der Pfalz (1378-1436)

Philippa of Lancaster (1394-1430) 4 June 1394 Peterborough Castle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom 7 January 1430 Vadstena, Östergötland, Sweden Erich von Pommern (1382-1459)

Namesakes of Henry IV of England (1367-1413)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Henry VI of England (1421-1471)Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United KingdomTower of London, London, England, United KingdomHenry V of England (1387-1422)Catherine de Valois (1401-1437)Margaret of Anjou (1430-1482)
Henry II of England (1133-1189)Le Mans, FranceChinon, FranceGeoffrey V, Count of Anjou and Maine (1113-1151)Matilda of Normandy (1102-1167)Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204)+Ida de Tosny+Ykenai
Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster (c1310-1361)Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales, United KingdomLeicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United KingdomHenry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (1281-1345)Matilda de Chaworth (1282-1322)Isabella de Beaumont (c1320-1361)
Henry III of England (1207-1272)Winchester Castle, Hampshire, England, United KingdomWestminster Palace, London, England, United KingdomJohn of England (1167-1216)Isabelle of Angoulême (1186-1246)Éléonore de Provence (1223-1291)
Henry IV of England (1367-1413)Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, England, United KingdomWestminster Abbey, London, England, United KingdomJohn of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399)Blanche of Lancaster (1345-1369)Mary de Bohun (c1368-1394)+Joanna of Navarre (1370-1437)
Henry V of England (1387-1422)Monmouth, Wales, United KingdomVincennes, FranceHenry IV of England (1367-1413)Mary de Bohun (c1368-1394)Catherine de Valois (1401-1437)
Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (1281-1345)EnglandEnglandEdmund Crouchback, 1st Earl of Lancaster (1245-1296)Blanche of Artois (1248-1302)Matilda de Chaworth (1282-1322)

Common ancestors of Henry IV of England (1367-1413) and Mary de Bohun (c1368-1394)

  1. Blanche of Artois (1248-1302)
  2. Edmund Crouchback, 1st Earl of Lancaster (1245-1296)
  3. Edward I of England (1239-1307)
  4. Eleanor of Castile (1241-1290)
  5. Ferdinand III, King of Castile (1199-1252)
  6. Henry III of England (1207-1272)
  7. Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (1281-1345)
  8. Isabella de Beauchamp (c1263-bef1307)
  9. Jeanne de Dammartin (1216-1279)
  10. Mathildis van Brabant (1224-1288)
  11. Matilda de Chaworth (1282-1322)
  12. Robert Capet (1216-1250)
  13. William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick (1237-1298)
  14. Éléonore de Provence (1223-1291) 

Common ancestors of Henry IV of England (1367-1413) and Joanna of Navarre (1370-1437)

  1. Blanche of Artois (1248-1302)
  2. Charles II of Naples (1254-1309)
  3. Charles de Valois (1270-1325)
  4. Enrique I de Navarra (aft1238-1274)
  5. Isabella of Aragon (1247-1271)
  6. Joan I of Navarre (1271-1305)
  7. Marguerite d'Anjou et Maine (1274-1299)
  8. Maria of Hungary (c1257-1325)
  9. Philip IV Capet (1268-1314)
  10. Philippe III Capet (1245-1285)

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