Countess of Holland

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This article is about holders of the title Countess of Holland in Dutch nobility. For holders of the title in the Peerage of England, see Earl of Holland.

Countess of Holland[edit]

House of Holland, 875–1299[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Geva - - - - - 11 January ? Dirk I
Hildegard probably Arnulf I, Count of Flanders
(Flanders)
before 933 945/50 6 May 988
husband's death
10 April 990 Dirk II
Lutgardis of Luxemburg Siegfried of Luxembourg
(Luxembourg)
955 after 980 6 May 988
husband's accession
18 September 993
husband's death
14 May, after 1005 Arnulf
Othelhilde probably Bernard I, Duke of Saxony
(Billung)
- - 18 September 993
husband's accession
27 May 1039
husband's death
9 March 1043/44 Dirk III
Gertrude of Saxony Bernard II, Duke of Saxony
(Billung)
1030 1050 28 June 1061
husband's death
4 August 1113 Floris I
Othelhilde - - before 26 July 1083 17 June 1091
husband's death
18 November ? Dirk V
Gertrude-Petronilla of Lorraine Theodoric II, Duke of Lorraine
(Metz)
1082 1113 2 March 1121
husband's death
23 May 1144 Floris II
Sophie of Salm Otto of Salm, Count of Rheineck and Bentheim
(Salm)
1115 before 1137 5 August 1157
husband's death
20/26 September 1176 Dirk VI
Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Scotland.svg Ada of Huntingdon Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon
(Dunkeld)
1146/48 1162, before 28 August 1 August 1190
husband's death
11 January, after 1205 Floris III
Cleves Arms.svg Adelaide of Cleves Dietrich II, Count of Cleves
(Cleves)
- 1186 1 August 1190
husband's accession
4 November 1203
husband's death
- Dirk VII
Blason ville fr Avanne-Aveney (Doubs).svg Adelaide of Guelders Otto I, Count of Guelders
(Wassenberg)
1187 1197 4 November 1203
husband's accession
4 February 1218 William I
MarieBrabant1190-1260.jpg Marie of Brabant Henry I, Duke of Brabant
(Leuven)
1190 July 1220 14 February 1222
husband's death
9 March/14 June 1260
Coat of arms of Brabant.svg Matilda of Brabant Henry I, Duke of Brabant
(Leuven)
1200 6 December 1224 19 July 1234
husband's death
22 December 1267 Floris IV
Elisabeth von Braunschweig.jpg Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
(Welf)
1230 25 January 1252 28 January 1256
husband's death
27 May 1266 William II
Blason Comte-de-Flandre.svg Beatrice of Flanders Guy, Count of Flanders
(Dampierre)
1260 1270 23 March 1296 Floris V
Elizabeth of Rhuddlan.jpg Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Edward I of England
(Plantagenet)
7 August 1282 18 January 1297 10 November 1299
husband's death
5 May 1316 John I

House of Avesnes, 1299–1354[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Armoiries Comtes de Luxembourg.svg Philippa of Luxembourg Henry V, Count of Luxembourg
(Luxembourg)
1252 1265 10 November 1299
husband's accession
22 August 1304
husband's death
6 April 1311 John II
Blason comte fr Valois.svg Joan of France Charles, Count of Valois
(Valois)
1294 19 May 1305 7 June 1337
husband's death
7 March 1342 William III
JohannavanBrabant.jpg Joanna, Duchess of Brabant John III, Duke of Brabant
(Leuven)
24 June 1322 before 27 November 1334 7 June 1337
husband's accession
26 September 1345
husband's death
1 November 1406 William IV

House of Wittelsbach, 1354–1432[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Arms of Edmund Crouchback, Earl of Leicester and Lancaster.svg Maud, Countess of Leicester Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster
(Plantagenet)
4 April 1339 1352 7 December 1354
husband's accession
10 April 1362 William V
POL województwo dolnośląskie COA.svg Margaret of Brieg Ludwik I, Duke of Legnica-Brzeg
(Piast)
1342/43 after 19 July 1353 26 February 1386 Albert I
Armoiries Clèves-Marck.svg Margaret of Cleves Adolph I, Count of Cleves
(De la Marck)
1375 2 April 1394 13 December 1404
husband's death
14 May 1411
Blason fr Bourgogne.svg Margaret of Burgundy Philip II, Duke of Burgundy
(Valois-Burgundy)
October 1374 12 April 1385 13 December 1404
husband's accession
31 May 1417
husband's death
8 March 1441 William VI

House of Valois-Burgundy, 1432–1482[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Isabella of portugal.jpg Isabella of Portugal John I of Portugal
(Aviz)
21 February 1397 7 January 1430 8 October 1436
husband's accession
15 July 1467
husband's death
17 December 1471 Philip I
Margaret of York.jpg Margaret of York Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York
(York)
3 May 1446 9 July 1468 5 January 1477
husband's death
23 November 1503 Charles I

House of Habsburg, 1482–1581[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Johanna die Wahnsinnige,die junge Herzogin von Burgund.jpg Joanna of Castile Ferdinand II of Aragon
(Trastámara)
6 November 1479 20 October 1496 25 September 1506
husband's death
12 April 1555 Philip II
Tizian 057.jpg Isabella of Portugal Manuel I of Portugal
(Aviz)
24 October 1503 11 March 1526 1 May 1539 Charles II
Maria Tudor1.jpg Mary I of England Henry VIII of England
(Tudor)
18 February 1516 25 July 1554 16 January 1556
husband's ascension
17 November 1558 Philip III
Isabel de Valois2..jpg Elisabeth of Valois Henry II of France
(Valois)
2 April 1545 22 June 1559 3 October 1568
1549 Anna.jpg Anna of Austria Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Habsburg)
1 November 1549 May 1570 26 October 1580

Titular Countess of Holland[edit]

House of Habsburg, 1581–1648[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Juan Pantoja de la Cruz 016.jpg Margaret of Austria Henry IV of France
(Bourbon)
25 December 1584 18 April 1599 3 October 1611 Philip III of Spain
IsabellavonBourbon1.jpg Elisabeth of Bourbon Henry IV of France
(Bourbon)
22 November 1602 25 November 1615 31 March 1621
husband's acccession
6 October 1644 Philip V

During the 'foreign rule' by Burgundy and Habsburg, the county was governed by a stadtholder in name of the count. In 1581, the Estates General of the United Provinces declared themselves independent from the Spanish rule of Philip II (who was Philip III of Holland). Until the Treaty of Münster in 1648, the kings of Spain still used the title Count of Holland, but they had lost the actual power over the county to the States of Holland.

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