Floris de Voogd

Floris de Voogd (c. 1228 – Antwerp, March 26, 1258) "the guardian"[citation needed] of Holland, son of Floris IV, Count of Holland (1210–1234) and Matilda of Brabant (ca. 1202-1267).[1] He reigned temporarily for William II of Holland while the latter was engaged in Germany. After King William's death in 1256 he was guardian of Floris V, Count of Holland, son of William. He is sometimes referred to as "Florentius tutor".

He defeated the army of Flanders that had invaded Walcheren in 1253, where he captured Guy and John of Dampierre, both sons of Margaret II, Countess of Flanders and commanders for Flanders. In 1256 he signed a peace treaty (called the "Treaty of Péronne") with Flanders on the status of Zeeland, reaffirming Flanders' rights west of the Scheldt river. Flanders was forced to compensate Holland for the damages of the war and only after this Margaretha's sons were freed. Floris was killed at a tournament in Antwerp, and was buried in Middelburg.[2]


  1. ^ Cawley, Charles, Count Holland and Frisia, Chapter 2. COUNTS OF HOLLAND (900)-1299, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Historical notes on Holland