John IV of Egmont

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John IV of Egmont (or Egmond) (1499 – Ferrara, April 1528) was second Count of Egmont, Lord of Baer, Purmerend, Purmerland and Ilpendam.

John was the eldest surviving son of John III of Egmont and Magdalena van Werdenburg.
In 1516 he succeeded his father as Count of Egmont and was made a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor made him in 1527 head of the light infantry in Naples and Milan. One year later, John died near Ferrara, aged 29.

Egmond coat of arms

Marriage and Children[edit]

John married in 1516, in Brussels, Françoise van Luxemburg, daughter of James II of Luxemburg. They had three children: