Floris I, Count of Holland
Floris I of Holland (born c. 1017 in Vlaardingen – killed June 28, 1061 in Guelders (Gelderland), Netherlands was Count of Holland, then called Frisia west of the Vlie, from 1049 to 1061. He was a son of Dirk III and Othelindis.
|Floris I of Holland|
|Count in Frisia|
Floris I as imagined in the 16th century
|Reign||13 January 1049 – 28 June 1061|
|Died||June 28, 1061|
|Spouse||Gertrude of Saxony|
|Issue||Dirk V |
He succeeded his brother Dirk IV, Count of Holland, who was murdered in 1049. He was involved in a war of a few Lotharingian vassals against the imperial authority. On a retreat from Zaltbommel he was ambushed and killed in battle at Nederhemert (called Hamerth at the time), on 28 June 1061.
Family and childrenEdit
- Dirk V (c. 1052, Vlaardingen – 17 June 1091).
- Bertha (c. 1055–1094, Montreuil-sur-Mer), who married Philip I of France in 1072.
- Floris (b. c. 1055), a canon at Liége.
- William (of Malmesbury), Gesta Regum Anglorum: The History of the English Kings: General introduction and commentary, Volume 2, Roger Aubrey Baskerville Mynors, Rodney M. Thomson and Michael Winterbottom, (Oxford University Press, 1999), 244.
| Count of Friesland west of the Vlie
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