Reinoud II van Brederode

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9th Lord of Brederode

Reinoud II van Brederode (Santpoort, 1415 – Vianen, 16 October 1473) was lord of Vianen, Ameide, Lexmond, Hei- en Boeicop, Meerkerk, Tienhoven and Twaalfhoven.

Brederode coat of arms


He was the son of Walraven I van Brederode and Johanna van Vianen.[1] His uncle William van Brederode ruled as regent during his minority until 1438, when Reinoud was officially named lord. In 1445 he was made a knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece and was also appointed burgrave of Utrecht. Reinoud came to his brother Gijsbrecht van Brederode's aid in the bishop's dispute with David of Burgundy, who however managed to capture Reinoud in 1470, and had him tortured. Charles the Bold set him free, but the captivity and torture had taken its toll on Reinoud, who would never be the same.


Reinoud married with Elisabeth, or Lijsbeth Willems in 1440. He had many children with Elisabeth, but the marriage was not recognised and the children were given bastard status. Around 1458, Reinoud married Yolanda de Lalaing, a daughter of William de Lalaing.

Reinoud had the following children with Elisabeth, his first wife:

  • Walraven van Brederode ± 1440–????
  • Reinier van Brederode ± 1444–± 1481
  • Hendrik van Brederode ± 1447–????
  • Johan van Brederode ± 1450–????
  • Johan van Brederode ± 1452–????
  • Johanna van Brederode ± 1455–????
  • Joost van Brederode ± 1457–????

Reinoud had the following children with Yolanda, his second wife:

  • Josina van Brederode ± 1458–????
  • Johanna van Brederode ± 1459–????
  • Walravina van Brederode ± 1460–± 1500
  • Anna van Brederode ± 1461–????
  • Walraven II van Brederode 1462–1531, successor
  • Frans van Brederode 1465–± 1490
  • Yolande van Brederode ± 1467–????

External links[edit]

  • Biography the Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek. Part 10 (1937) (Dutch)


  1. ^ Reinout of Reinoud van Brederode in the NNBW
  • Johannes a Leydis, Opusculum de gestis regalium abbatum monasterii sancti Athalberti ordinis sancti Benedicti in Egmonda (written between 1477 and 1484).
  • Willem Procurator, (translated by M. Gumbert-Hepp; J.P. Gumbert (ed.), Kroniek. Hilversum, Publisher Verloren, 2001.
  • Nederlandsche leeuw 1960.
Preceded by
Walraven I van Brederode
Lord of Brederode
Succeeded by
Walraven II van Brederode