Arnoud (Egmond) van Egmont

Arnoud (Egmond) van Egmont (1410 - 1473)

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Arnoud "Arnold, Hertog van Gelre en van Gulik , Heer van Zutphen" van Egmont formerly Egmond aka van Gelre, of Gueldres
Born in Slot O Hoef, Egmondmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Cleves, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Slot Grave, Gravemap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Sep 2013
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Arnold of Egmond (14 July 1410, Egmond-Binnen, North Holland – 23 February 1473, Grave) was Duke of Guelders, Count of Zutphen. He was son of John II of Egmond and Maria van Arkel.

On 11 July 1423, Arnold of Egmond, who was still a boy in years, succeeded Duke Reinald IV. Arnold was the grandson of Reinald's sister, Johanna. Although the Emperor Sigismund had invested the Duke of Berg with the duchy of Gelders, Arnold retained the confidence of the Estates by enlarging their privileges, and enjoyed the support of Duke Philip of Burgundy. Arnold was betrothed, and afterwards united in marriage to Catherine of Cleves née Valois, a niece of Philip of Burgundy. Subsequently, however, Duke Arnold fell out with his ally as to the succession to the see of Utrecht; whereupon Philip joined with the four chief towns of Guelders in the successful attempt of Arnold's son Adolf to substitute his own for his father's authority. When Charles the Bold became Duke of Burgundy in 1467, after rejecting a compromise, Adolph was thrown into prison. Arnold, against the will of the towns and the law of the land, pledged his duchy to Charles for 300,000 Rhenish florins (1471). Upon Arnold's death two years later, Charles took possession of the duchy.

Family and children

He was married in Cleves on 26 January 1430 to Catherine of Cleves (1417-1479), daughter of Adolph IV, Duke of Cleves and Marie of Burgundy and great-aunt of Anne of Cleves. Their children were:

  1. Mary (c. 1431–1463), married 3 July 1449 to James II, King of Scots
  2. William (born c. 1434), died young
  3. Margaret (c. 1436–1486, Simmern), married on 16 August 1454 to Frederick I, Count of Palatine-Simmern.
  4. Adolf (1438–1477)
  5. Catherine (1439–1496), Regent of Geldern in 1477–1481. She was married secretly in 1464 to Louis de Bourbon, Bishop of Liège.

Arnoud van Gelre died 23-02-1473 and was buried at Grave [1]


  1. Source: Arnoud van Gelre doop-, trouw- en begraafboeken | Grave | 1835 | Begraven Arnoud van Gelre 23-02-14732
MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy & Charles Cawley 2000-2017.

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Arnoud van Gelre , d. February 23 , 1473 , brother Willem d. January 17,1483
Arnoud van Gelre , d. February 23 , 1473 ,  brother Willem  d. January 17,1483


On 3 Sep 2018 at 11:32 GMT Aleš Trtnik wrote:

Of GUELDRES-2 and Egmond-30 appear to represent the same person because: wikipedia

On 10 Dec 2016 at 19:22 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Arnold-1399 and Egmond-30 appear to represent the same person because: Same title, in any case Arnold-1399 is misnamed and has no details and should be merged.

On 20 Nov 2015 at 12:37 GMT Marty (Lenover) Acks wrote:

The Biography section is largely copied from Wikipedia. It should be reworked as this is now against Wikitree standards. See

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