Long before any one thought of a New Religion, this child was the last direct heir to the founder of the French dynasty: Hugues Capet. Some say his uncle killed him in his crib to keep him from reigning after his recently deceased father. In any case, the death of Jean le Posthume ("John born after his father's death") is one of the causes of the Hundred Years War.
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