John II, Count of Nevers
(known as Jean de Clamecy
, prior to acquiring title of 'Count of Nevers')(1415-1491)
He was the son of Philip II, Count of Nevers
by his wife Bonne of Artois
, daughter of Philip of Artois, Count of Eu
. From 1442 to 1465 he was Count of Etampes
. John's elder brother was also his predecessor in his titles, Charles I, Count of Nevers
(1414-64). Upon Charles' death in 1464, he having no legitimate children, his titles passed to John. In 1472, his uncle Charles of Artois, Count of Eu
died, and having no legitimate children, his title also passed to John.
John was first married on 22 January 1436 in Brussels, to Jacqueline d'Ailly
, Dame d'Engelmuenster (ca 1416-1470), they had two children:
- Elizabeth (1440-83), who married John I, Duke of Cleves. She was designated heir presumptive to the County of Nevers but died before her father. John was thus succeeded in Nevers by Elizabeth's son Engelbert.
Upon Jacqueline's death in 1470 he married secondly on 30 August 1471, in Chateau de Boussac, to Pauline de Brosse
(ca 1450-1479), they had:
John's final marriage was on 11 March 1480, in the château de Châlus-Chabrol (Limousin), to Françoise d'Albret