Arnold I, Lord of Egmond

Arnold I of Egmond, in Dutch Arnoud, Arend, or Arent van Egmond, (c. 1337 – 9 April 1409) was Lord of Egmond and IJsselstein.

Arnold I, Lord of Egmond
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Egmond coat of arms
Bornc.  1337
Died(1409-04-09)9 April 1409
Noble familyHouse of Egmond
Spouse(s)Jolanthe of Leiningen
FatherJohn I, Lord of Egmond
MotherGuida of IJsselstein

He was the son of John I of Egmond and his wife, Guida of IJsselstein. From 1372, he was a member of the ministerial council of Albert of Bavaria. In 1394 he founded a Cistercian monastery outside the walls of IJsselstein. In Egmond aan den Hoef he renovated the chapel at the ancestral castle, surrounded the castle with a moat, and had a canal dug to connect it with Alkmaar.[1] In 1396, he participated in the military campaign in West Friesland. In 1398, he was enfeoffed with the Lordships of Ameland and De Bilt. He was commander of the Dutch troops who were tasked with stabilizing Frisia. There was a dispute with Count William VI of Holland, because Arnold supported the Cod side in the Hook and Cod wars. Arnold died at the age of 72 and was buried in the monastery at IJsselstein.

Arnold married Jolanthe of Leiningen (d. 24 April 1434, the daughter of Frederick VII of Leiningen-Dagsburg and Jolanthe of Gulik). They had two surviving sons:

  • John II (c. 1385–1451), his successor
  • William (c. 1387–1451)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arent van Egmond (1337–1409) at slotkapel-egmond.nl
  • Melis Stoke, Hollandsche cronyk
  • Johannes a Leydis, Opusculum de gestis regalium abbatum monasterii sancti Athalberti ordinis sancti Benedicti in Egmonda, written between 1477 and 1484, translated by Kornelis van Herk
  • Willem Procurator, Kroniek, Uitgeverij Verloren, Hilversum, 2001
Arnold I, Lord of Egmond
Born: c.  1337 Died: 9 April 1409
Preceded by
John I
Lord of Egmond
1369–1409
Succeeded by
John II
Lord of IJsselstein
1369–1409