De Geer

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De Geer
noble family
Van Lintelo De Geer wapen 1903.svg
Country Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Flag of Germany.svg Sweden
Founded 15th century
Ethnicity Dutch
Louis De Geer portrait by David Beck

De Geer (also: De Geer van Jutphaas and De Geer van Oudegein) is a family of Walloon family that belongs to the Swedish and Dutch nobility.

History[edit]

The name is possibly derived from the town of Geer near Liège) . The family moved became notable in Sweden and the Netherlands from the early 17th century, mainly centered on the iron foundry company town Finspång, but often extending to science, art and national politics. The family retained its contacts with the Netherlands even after the main branch settled in Sweden. Some of them hold the title count or baron. Both branches are still in existence and continue to thrive.

Notable members[edit]

Literatur[edit]

  • Nederland's Adelsboek 83 (1993), pp. 42-86.