Floris IV, Count of Holland

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Floris IV
Count Of Holland
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Reign 1222 - 19 July 1234
Predecessor William I, Count of Holland
Successor William II of Holland
Born June 24, 1210
Gravenhage, South Holland, Netherlands
Died July 19, 1234
Corbie, Somme, Picardy, France
Burial Rijnsburg, South Holland, Netherlands
Spouse Matilde of Brabant
Issue William II, Count of Holland
Floris de Voogd
Adelaide of Holland
Margaret of Holland, Countess of Henneberg
Mechtild
Father William I, Count of Holland
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 II 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[edit]

Coats of Arms of the Counts of Holland.

He married before 6 December 1224 Matilde of Brabant, the sister of his stepmother, daughter of Duke Henry I of Brabant and Mathilde of Flanders also referred to as Maud of Boulogne and Alsace.

Issue[edit]

  1. William II, Count of Holland (1227–1256), married Elisabeth of Brunswick-Luneburg; parents of Floris V, Count of Holland
  2. Floris de Voogd (ca. 1228 – 1258), Regent of Holland in 1256–1258.
  3. Adelaide of Holland (ca. 1230–1284), Regent of Holland in 1258–1263 married John I of Avesnes, Count of Hainaut.
  4. Margaret (d. 1277), married Count Herman I of Henneberg-Coburg
  5. Machteld

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