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Floris IV, Count of Holland

Floris IV of Holland
Count of Holland
Reign 4 February 1222 – 19 July 1234
Predecessor William I
Successor William II
Born (1210-06-24)24 June 1210
The Hague
Died 19 July 1234(1234-07-19)
Corbie, France
Burial Rijnsburg Abbey
Spouse Matilde of Brabant
Issue William II
Floris de Voogd
Adelaide of Holland
Margaret
Mechtild
Father William I
Mother Adelaide of Guelders

Floris IV (24 June 1210 – 19 July 1234), Count of Holland from 1222 to 1234. He was born at The Hague, a son of William I of Holland and his first wife, Adelaide of Guelders.

Floris IV succeeded his father in 1222. His regent was Baldwin of Bentheim. He acquired the Land of Altena. He had constant disputes with the bishop of Utrecht, Otto of Lippe, but helped him against the peasants of Drenthe in 1227. Floris fought against the Stedingers north of Bremen in 1234.

On 19 July 1234, he was killed at a tournament in Corbie, France. He was buried at Rijnsburg Abbey.

Family and children

Coats of Arms of the Counts of Holland.

He married before 6 December 1224 Matilde of Brabant, daughter of Duke Henry I of Brabant and Mathilde of Flanders also referred to as Maud of Boulogne and Alsace. Their children were:

  1. William II, Count of Holland (1227–1256).
  2. Floris de Voogd (ca. 1228–1258), Regent of Holland in 1256–1258.
  3. Adelaide of Holland (ca. 1230–1284), married, in Frankfurt am Main in 1246, Jean I of Avesnes, Count of Hainaut. Their descendants eventually inherited Holland. She was Regent of Holland in 1258–1263.
  4. Margaret (d. 1277), married c. 1249 to Count Herman I of Henneberg.
  5. Mechtild

External links

  • Floris IV, graaf van Holland (Dutch)
  • Medieval Lands Project on Floris IV, Count of Holland
Preceded by
William I
Count of Holland
1222–1234
Succeeded by
William II
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