John II, Duke of Cleves
|Born||13 April 1458|
|Died||15 March 1521(aged 62)|
|Noble family||La Marck|
|Spouse(s)||Mathilde of Hesse|
|Father||John I, Duke of Cleves|
|Mother||Elizabeth of Nevers|
John II, "The Babymaker", Duke of Cleves, Count of Mark, (German: Johann II. "der Kindermacher", Herzog von Kleve, Graf von Mark) (13 April 1458 – 15 March 1521) was a son of John I, Duke of Cleves and Elizabeth of Nevers. He ruled Cleves from 1481 to his death in 1521. He was called "The Babymaker" since he fathered sixty-three illegitimate children  before his marriage with Mathilde of Hesse in 1489. She was the daughter of Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse and his wife Anna of Katzenelnbogen.
They had three children :
- John III (1490–1539), his successor
- Anna (1495–1567), married in 1518 with count Philip III of Waldeck-Eisenberg
- Adolf (1498–1525), appointed by his father's cousin Philip of Cleves, Lord of Ravenstein and Wijnendale, as his successor, but died before Philip (1528)
|Ancestors of John II, Duke of Cleves|
- Boltanski, Ariane (2006). Les ducs de Nevers et l'État royal: genèse d'un compromis (ca 1550 - ca 1600) (in French). Librairie Droz S.A.
- Ward, A.W.; Prothero, G.W.; Leathes, Stanley, eds. (1934). The Cambridge Modern History. XIII. Cambridge at the University Press.
- Genealogy of Jülich-Cleves Accessed July 28, 2008
John II, Duke of ClevesBorn: 13 April 1458 Died: 15 March 1521
John I, Duke of Cleves
| Duke of Cleves, Count of Mark
John III, Duke of Cleves