Floris IV, Count of Holland

Floris IV (24 June 1210 – 19 July 1234) was a Dutch nobleman who was Count of Holland from 1222 to 1234. He was born in The Hague, a son of William I of Holland and his first wife, Adelaide of Guelders.

Floris IV
Count of Holland
Reign1222 - 19 July 1234
PredecessorWilliam I, Count of Holland
SuccessorWilliam II of Holland
BornJune 24, 1210
The Hague, Holland
(now The Hague, Netherlands)
Died19 July 1234(1234-07-19) (aged 24)
Corbie, France
Burial
SpouseMatilde of Brabant
IssueWilliam II, Count of Holland
Floris de Voogd
Adelaide of Holland
Margaret of Holland, Countess of Henneberg
Mechtild
FatherWilliam I, Count of Holland
MotherAdelaide of Guelders
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Floris succeeded his father in 1222. His regent was Baldwin of Bentheim. He acquired the Land of Altena. He had constant disputes with the bishop of Utrecht, Otto II of Lippe, but helped him against the peasants of Drenthe in 1227. Floris fought in the crusade against the Stedinger north of Bremen in 1234.

On 19 July 1234, he was killed at a tournament in Corbie, France. He was buried at Rijnsburg Abbey.

Family

He married before 6 December 1224 Matilde of Brabant, the sister of his stepmother, daughter of Duke Henry I of Brabant and Mathilde of Flanders also referred to as Maud of Boulogne and Alsace.

Issue

  1. William II, Count of Holland (12271256), married Elisabeth of Brunswick-Luneburg; parents of Floris V, Count of Holland
  2. Floris de Voogd (ca. 1228 – 1258), Regent of Holland in 1256–1258.
  3. Adelaide of Holland (ca. 12301284), Regent of Holland in 1258–1263 married John I of Avesnes, Count of Hainaut.
  4. Margaret (d. 1277), married Count Herman I of Henneberg-Coburg
  5. Machteld
Preceded by
William I
Count of Holland
1222–1234
Succeeded by
William II


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