Maria van Arkel
Maria van Arkel (c. 1385 – 19 July 1415) was the only daughter and heiress of Lord John V of Arkel and Joanna of Jülich. She inherited the title to Gelderland from her maternal uncle, Duke Reginald IV, and her son became Arnold, Duke of Gelderland. She was the paternal grandmother of Mary of Guelders, who became Queen of Scots.
|Maria van Arkel|
Coat of arms of the House of Arkel
|Died||19 July 1415|
|Noble family||House of Arkel|
|Spouse(s)||John II, Count of Egmond|
|Father||John V, Lord of Arkel|
|Mother||Joanna of Jülich|
Her maternal grandparents were William II, Duke of Jülich and Maria of Guelders, daughter of Reginald II of Guelders and his first wife, Sophia Berthout of Mechelen. Her maternal uncle was William I of Guelders and Jülich.
Her father, John of Arkel (died 25 August 1428), was the son of Otto of Arkel and Isabelle de Bar, daughter of Theobald de Bar, seigneur de Pierrepont. John of Arkel was the "dearest foe" of William II, Duke of Bavaria.
|Ancestors of Maria van Arkel|
- Blok, pages 88-87.
- Blok, Petrus Johannes. History of the People of the Netherlands: From the beginning of the fifteenth century to 1559. G.P. Putnam's sons: 1899.