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Edward the Black Prince

Born: 1330 AD
Died: 1376 AD

1330 – Born on June 15th in Woodstock, England. Edward, Prince of Wales, known as "The Black Prince", the eldest son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainaut.

1333 – He was made Earl of Chester.

1337 – Was made Duke of Cornwall, being the first duke ever created in England.

1338 – Was the nominal warden of England during his father’s absences abroad.

1343 – He was created Prince of Wales.

1346 – His real career begins, however, with Edward III’s Norman campaign.

1349-1350 – He was one of the original Knights of the Garter, and participated in his father’s chivalrous adventures at Calais and in the battle of Winchelsea.

1355 – He was sent to Gascony at the head of an English army, having been appointed his father’s lieutenant.

1361 – In October, Edward married his cousin Joan, Countess of Kent, the daughter and heiress of Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent.

1376 – His last public act was to inspire the attack on Lancaster’s influence made by the Good Parliament.

         – Died on June 8th in Westminster, England.