Jean de Luxembourg seigneur of Haubourdin, was the illegitimate son of Waleran III of Luxembourg Count of Ligny and Saint Pol.
Becoming a celebrated knight displaying considerable skill at arms Jean’s status was legitimized by the powerful Duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good, in 1433. The year 1433 was also the year that Jean was inducted into the elite “Knights of the Golden Fleece.” Mirroring England’s, “Royal Order of the Garter,” the Golden Fleece order was Europe’s most prestigious organization being composed of monarchs and the top warrior nobility.
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