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William de la Pole

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Birthday
16, 1396
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 2, 1450 (53)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1396
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 2, 1450 (53)

About

English military leader during the Hundred Years' War who served as First Duke of Suffolk.

Before Fame

He fought alongside his father in the Siege of Harfleur. De la Pole was seriously wounded during the siege, and his father died of dysentery.

Trivia

His nickname, "Jacknapes," became a shorthand way of calling someone brash.

Family Life

He had one son and at least one illegitimate daughter.

Associated With

William Shakespeare made De la Pole a prominent character in his famous play Henry V.