|Count of Nevers|
|Born||before 20 October 1415|
|Died||25 September 1491 (aged 75)|
Pauline de Brosse
|Father||Philip II, Count of Nevers|
|Mother||Bonne of Artois|
John was the son of Philip II, Count of Nevers by his wife, Bonne of Artois, daughter of Philip of Artois, Count of Eu. John's elder brother, Charles I, Count of Nevers and Rethel, had no legitimate children, and so on his death in 1464 his titles passed to John. In 1472, his uncle Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, died, and having no legitimate children, his title also passed to John.
John fought in the army of his stepfather Philip the Good and was active in Picardy (1434), Calais (1436), Luxembourg (1443), and Flanders (1453). But he clashed with Philip's successor, Charles the Bold, and he defected to King Louis XI of France.
He fought alongside Louis XI in the War of the Public Weal and became Lieutenant General of Normandy.
- Charlotte, Countess of Rethel (c. 1472 – 23 August 1500), who married John d'Albret (died 1524; he was a grandson of Charles II of Albret and his wife Anne of Armagnac, and a great-grandson of Marie I, Countess of Auvergne) and had a daughter, Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel.
|Ancestors of John II, Count of Nevers|
- According to de Mandrot, John married Françoise d'Albret
- 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.
- de Mandrot, B. (1907). "Jean de Bourgogne, Duc de Brabant, Comte de Nevers, et le Proces de sa Succession (1415–1525)". Revue Historique (in French). T. 93, Fasc. 1.
- Nash, Susie (1999). Between France and Flanders: Manuscript Illumination in Amiens. University of Toronto Press.
- Vaughan, Richard (2010). Philip the Good. The Boydell Press.
- Cawley, Charles, Burgundy Duchy, Nobility, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy