Humphrey de Bohun, 6th Earl of Hereford

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Humphrey (VIII) de Bohun, 6th Earl of Hereford, 5th Earl of Essex (6 December 1309 – 15 October 1361) was a Lord High Constable of England. He distinguished himself as a captain in the Breton campaigns of the Hundred Years' War, winning the victories of Morlaix (1342) and La Roche-Derrien (1347).[1]


He was born to Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Elizabeth of Rhuddlan and was a younger brother of John de Bohun, 5th Earl of Hereford. He succeeded his elder brother as Earl of Hereford and Essex upon his death on 20 January 1336. He also succeeded John as the Lord High Constable of England, the seventh highest office of the State.

Death & Burial

After his death in Pleshey, Essex he was buried in Friars Augustine, London. The Earldoms of Hereford and Essex were passed to his nephew, Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, the son of his deceased younger brother William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton.


  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bohun" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 138.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John de Bohun
Earl of Hereford
Succeeded by
Humphrey de Bohun
Earl of Essex

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