Historique: Jean de Heinsberg
Born in 1397 by Count Jean de Heinsberg and Marguerite de Genappe. He is archdeacon of Hesbaye when at 23 years, he is elected on 16 June 1419, prince-bishop of Liège. He was confirmed on 10 September 1419 by Pope Martin V. He participated in the crusade against the Hussites (Jean Hus, the forerunner of Protestantism) in 1420. On 14 July 1430 Jean de Heinsberg declared war on the Duke of Burgundy Philippe le Bon, who had bought the county of Namur. The castle of Poilvache (county of Namur) falls and is demolished. Philippe le Bon inherited Brabant and became Duke of Brabant and Limburg. The Principality of Liège was surrounded and the Prince-Bishop signed an unfavorable peace (Treaty of Malines) on December 15, 1430. On 31 March 1455, Philippe le Bon imposed the abdication of Jean of Heinsberg because he wished to place a member of his family at the head of the principality of Liège. Pope Calixtus III conferred the episcopal see to Louis of Bourbon on 30 March 1456. Jean de Heinsberg died of pleurisy at the Chateau de Curange on 18 October 1459.
Portrait de Jean de Heinsberg
Brûlé (Dengis 668, de Chestret 332)
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