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Dukes of Guelders


Dukes of Guelders

This article deals with the rulers of the historical county and duchy of Guelders, for other meanings see Guelders.

List of Counts of Guelders

House of Wassenberg

The first count of Guelders was Gerard IV, Lord of Wassenberg.

During Reginald II's reign, the county of Guelders became a duchy.

List of Dukes of Guelders

House of Wassenberg

During Reinoud II's reign, the county of Guelders was elevated to a duchy.

After the death of Reginald III without issue, two of his sisters disputed the succession of the Duchy of Guelders:

  • 1371–1379 Matilde (d. 1384) and John II, Count of Blois (d. 1381), her third husband
  • 1371–1379 Maria (d. 1397) and William II, Duke of Jülich (d. 1393), her husband

House of Jülich-Hengebach

  • 1379–1402 : William I, son of Maria and William II
    • 1371–1377 : William, regent, father of
  • 1402–1423 : Reginald IV, brother of

House of Egmond

  • 1423–1465 : Arnold, descendant of Reginald IV's sister
    • 1423–1436 : John, regent, father of
  • 1465–1471 : Adolf, son of
  • 1471–1473 : Arnold, again

Arnold sold the Duchy of Guelders to Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, who was recognized by the Holy Roman Emperor as Duke of Guelders.

House of Burgundy

House of Habsburg

House of Egmond

The Egmond family did not abandon their claims to Guelders and Charles of Egmond conquered the Duchy in 1492. He remained in power with support of the French king.

House of Cleves

House of Habsburg

Guelders in popular culture

William Thatcher, the lead character in the 2001 film A Knight's Tale played by Heath Ledger claimed to be Sir Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Gelderland so as to appear to be of noble birth and thus qualify to participate in jousting.

See also

External links

  • Map of Upper Guelders in 1789 – Northern Part
  • Map of Upper Guelders in 1789 – Southern Partaf:Gelre

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