Frederik of Egmont
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Coat of arms
|Noble family||House of Egmond|
|Spouse(s)||Aleida of Culemborg, Walburga of Manderscheid|
|Father||William IV, Lord of Egmont|
|Mother||Walburga of Meurs|
Frederik was the second son of William II of Egmont and Walburga of Meurs. Together with his brothers, he participated in his father's campaign in the Duchy of Guelders. When Burgundy had conquered the Duchy, Frederik received some important functions there. In the 1480s he supported the policies of Maximilian I of Austria. He was present at Maximilian's coronation as Holy Roman Emperor in 1486, and led in 1488 an army against the city of Bruges that held Emperor Maximilian hostage.
Marriage and childrenEdit
In 1464 Frederik married Aleida of Culemborg, Lady of Sint-Maartensdijk (died 1471). They had:
- Floris, his successor (1470–1539)
- Wemmer van Egmont van Buren (died young)
In 1502, he remarried with Walburga of Manderscheid (died 1527).
Frederik also had several illegitimate children:
- Dek, Dr. W.A.E., Genealogie der Heren en Graven van Egmond. The Hague, 1958; p. 65.