County of Zutphen

The County of Zutphen, located in modern-day Gelderland, a province of the Netherlands, was formed in the eleventh century as a fief of the Bishop of Utrecht. It was ruled by the Counts of Zutphen between 1018 and 1182, and then formed a personal union with Guelders. Later, it became one of the 4 quarters of Guelders. The name Graafschap (county) is still used for the Achterhoek, the region east of Zutphen, and for the football club De Graafschap from this region.

County of Zutphen

Graafschap Zutphen (nl)
Coat of arms
County of Zutphen, about 1350
StatusPersonal Union with County of Guelders (1138–1339)
and Duchy of Guelders (1339–1591/1648) and the Dutch Republic (1591/1648-1795) and Batavian Republic (1795-1798)
GovernmentFeudal monarchy
Historical eraMiddle Ages, Renaissance
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Burgundian Netherlands


City Town privileges granted District
Borculo1375Heerlijkheid Borculo
Bredevoort1388Heerlijkheid Bredevoort
Bronkhorst1482Landdrostambt van Zutphen
Doetinchem1236Landdrostambt van Zutphen
Doesburg1237Richterambt van Doesburg
Groenlo1277Gebied van Grol
's-Heerenberg1379Bannerij van 's-Heerenberg
Keppel1404Landdrostambt van Zutphen
LichtenvoordeunknownHeerlijkheid Lichtenvoorde
Lochem1233Scholtambt van Lochem
Terborg1419Bannerij van Wisch
Zutphen1190Scholtambt van Zutphen
  • Zevenaar and some of its surroundings were, as being a part of the former Cleves Enclaves, a small district in the Duchy of Cleves.

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