of Lancaster, Henry

Birth Name of Lancaster, Henry
Gender male
Age at Death 60 years, 2 months, 23 days


Henry of Grosmont, Duke of Lancaster (c. 1306 - 24 March 1361) was a member of the English royal family in the 14th century, and was a prominent English diplomat, politician, and soldier.

Henry was born to Henry of Lancaster, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, and he became a soldier in the English Army. He led various campaigns in Scotland and France (the Hundred Years War), before orchestrating a monumental (but temporary) peace treaty with France. This placed him in favorable light with the King of England, Edward III of England. Throughout his life, he held many honours, including: Earl of Derby, Earl of Lancaster, Earl of Leicester, Earl of Lincoln, and Duke of Lancaster; he was also a founding Knight of the Garter and Lord High Steward to Edward III.

He married Isabel de Beaumont, and they had two children:
Maud, Countess of Leicester
Blanche of Lancaster (married John of Gaunt)




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1300     1
Death 1360-03-24     2

Age: 60y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Plantagenet, Henry12811345-09-22
Mother de Chaworth, Maud1282-02-021322-12-03
         of Lancaster, Henry 1300 1360-03-24
    Sister     of Lancaster, Blanche 1305
    Sister     Lancaster, Maud 1310
    Sister     Plantagenet, Joan 1310 1349-07-07
    Sister     Plantagenet, Eleanor 1311 1371-01-11
    Sister     of Lancaster, Isabel 1317
    Sister     of Lancaster Plantagenet, Mary 1320 1362-09-01


Family of of Lancaster, Henry and de Beaumont, Isabel

Unknown Partner de Beaumont, Isabel ( * 1310 + 1360-03-24 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
of Lancaster, Maud1335-04-041362-04-10
Plantagenet, Blanche1345-03-251369-09-12