Cornelis of Glymes

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Cornelis of Glymes or Cornelis of Bergen (1458 - 1509), was an Admiral of the Netherlands.

He was the second son of John II of Glymes (1417–1494), Lord of Bergen op Zoom and Margaretha of Rouveroy. His elder brother was John III of Bergen op Zoom, First Chamberlain.

Cornelis participated in the Battle of Nancy (1477) and the Battle of Guinegate (1479). He also commanded the fortress of Grave, an important Habsburg stronghold in the war against Guelders. Between 1490 and 1491, he was Admiral of the Netherlands, and participated in the submission of the Flemish rebellion against Maximilian of Austria. He was succeeded by Philip of Burgundy-Beveren.

Cornelis was Lord of Zuid-Polsbroek and acquired in 1495 the Lordship of Grevenbroek. In 1501, Philip the Fair made him a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece.

He married in 1481 with Maria Margaretha van Zevenbergen and had:

He also had an illegitimate daughter : Geertrui of Bergen (1510-1541)

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Dutch Wikipedia.