Frederik II van Sierck
Frederick van Sierck was the protégé of William III, Count of Holland, who had managed to get him elected to the bishopric of Utrecht. This way the count was able to increase his influence in the bishopric. This led to friction between the nobility of Utrecht and the provost Floris van Jutphaas, who wanted to make an end to Hollandic influence. Floris won a trial over the definition of the jurisdiction between the bishop and the provost.
The construction of the Dom Tower of Utrecht began during Frederick's episcopate. The theory that the bishop wanted a strong defendable tower where he would be able to retreat in times of danger, is not universally accepted.
Frederick van Sierck was buried in a chapel named after him in the Dom Church.
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