Adolf, Duke of Guelders

Adolf of Egmond (Grave, February 12, 1438 Tournai, June 27, 1477) was a Duke of Guelders, Count of Zutphen from 1465–1471 and in 1477.

Adolf, Duke of Guelders
Adolf's coat of arms
Born(1438-02-12)12 February 1438
Grave
Died27 June 1477(1477-06-27) (aged 39)
Tournai
Noble familyHouse of Egmond
Spouse(s)Catharine of Bourbon
FatherArnold, Duke of Guelders
MotherCatherine of Cleves

He was the son of Arnold, Duke of Guelders and Catherine of Cleves.

In the battle of succession for Guelders, he imprisoned in 1465 his own father and became Duke with the support of Philip the Good, who also made him Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece. In 1468 he won the Battle of Straelen against Cleves, but Charles the Bold reinstated his father Arnold, and Adolf was imprisoned in Hesdin.
After the death of Charles the Bold in 1477, he was liberated by the Flemish.
He died the same year at the head of a Flemish army besieging Tournai, after the States of Guelders had recognized him as Duke. His body was buried in Tournai Cathedral.

Family and issue

Adolf married Catharine of Bourbon (1440–1469), daughter of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon, in 1463. They had twin children :

Ancestors

Adolf, Duke of Guelders
Born: 12 February 1438 Died: 27 June 1477
Preceded by
Arnold
Duke of Guelders
14651471
Succeeded by
Arnold
Preceded by
Charles the Bold
Duke of Guelders
14771477
Succeeded by
Mary of Burgundy
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