John I of France

King of France in 1316

John I (15 – November 20, 1316), called the Posthumous was King of France and Navarre, as the posthumous son and successor of Louis X of France, for the five days he lived. He thus had the shortest recognized reign of any French king.

John I
King of France and Navarre
Reign15 - November 20, 1316
Coronation24 June 1509
PredecessorLouis X of France
SuccessorPhilip V of France
BornNovember 15, 1316
Paris, France
DiedNovember 20, 1316 (aged 5 days)
Paris, France
FatherLouis X of France
MotherClementia of Hungary

He was born a king of the House of Capet and the posthumous son of Louis X of France and Clementia of Hungary. John I was king for five days under his uncle's regency, until his death on November 20, 1316. John I was buried in Saint-Denis Cathedral. He was succeeded by his uncle Philip V of France.