Floris I, Count of Holland
|Floris I of Holland|
|Count in Frisia|
Floris I as imagined in the 16th century
|Reign||13 January 1049 – 28 June 1061|
|Spouse||Gertrude of Saxony|
|Died||June 28, 1061
Floris I of Holland (born in Vlaardingen – killed June 28, 1061 in Guelders (Gelderland), Netherlands) was Count of Holland, then called Frisia west of the Vlie, from 1049 to 1061. He was a son of Dirk III and Othelindis.
He succeeded his brother Dirk IV, Count of Holland, who was murdered in 1049. He was involved in a war of a few Lotharingian vassals against the imperial authority. On a retreat from Zaltbommel he was ambushed and killed in battle at Nederhemert (called Hamerth at the time), on 28 June 1061.
Family and children
- Dirk V (c. 1052, Vlaardingen – 17 June 1091).
- Bertha (c. 1055–1094, Montreuil-sur-Mer), who married Philip I of France in 1072.
- Floris (b. c. 1055), a canon at Liége.
Gertrude married secondly in 1063 Robert the Frisian, Count of Flanders, who also acted as guardian for the children of her previous marriage and as regent for his stepson until 1071.
|Count of Friesland west of the Vlie
- Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 100A-22, 100A-23, 101-23.
- Count Holland and Frisia, Chapter 2. COUNTS OF HOLLAND (900)-1299
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