|Brederode Coat of Arms|
|Place of origin||Santpoort|
The lords of Van Brederode were a noble family from Holland who played an important role during the Middle Ages. The earliest documented members appear in the 13th century in the region of Santpoort, at Castle Brederode.
They were closely descended from the Counts of Holland and the powerful Van Teylingen family (see Slot Teylingen, about halfway between Haarlem and Leiden). Dirk I van Brederode, also called Dirk van Teylingen, built the Brederode castle.
During the Protestant Reformation the Van Brederode family left Holland and their properties were confiscated by the government. Their descendants sued the government, but when the decision came in their favor the family line had died out (the last known descendant lived in the 17th century). The debt to the unknown heirs is still on the Netherlands State Budget ("Nederlandse staatsbegroting"). Currently the Dutch monarch is entitled to the interest of the capital (Queen Wilhelmina was the first to be entitled to this money). In 1967 the sum was said to be around 3.000 million Dutch guilders.
The coat of arms of the family is depicted in the medieval Gelre Armorial (folio 83r).
Lords of Brederode
- William, 1st Lord of Brederode (1156–1203)
- Dirk I, 2nd Lord of Brederode (1180–1236)
- William I, 3rd Lord of Brederode (1236–1285)
- Dirk II, 4th Lord of Brederode (1252–1318)
- Dirk III, 5th Lord of Brederode (1308–1377)
- Reinoud I, 6th Lord of Brederode (1336–1390)
- Jan I, 7th Lord of Brederode (1370/72–1415)
- Walraven I, 8th Lord of Brederode (1370/73–1417)
- Reinoud II, 9th Lord of Brederode (1415–1473)
- Walraven II, 10th Lord of Brederode (1455–1531)
- Reinoud III, 11th Lord of Brederode (15??–1584)
- Hendrick I, 12th Lord of Brederode (1531–1568)
- Reinoud IV, 13th Lord of Brederode (1520–1584)
- Walraven III, 14th Lord of Brederode (1547–1614)
- Walraven IV, 15th Lord of Brederode (1596–1620)
- Joan Wolfert, 16th Lord of Brederode (1599–1655)
Other family members
- Frans van Brederode
- Gijsbrecht van Brederode, bishop of Utrecht
- William van Brederode, admiral
- Amalia Margaretha van Brederode, salon holder