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Noun: King John
  1. Youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
    - John, John Lackland

Type of: King of England, King of Great Britain

Part of: Plantagenet, Plantagenet line

Encyclopedia: King John