John IV of Egmont
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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.
Marriage and Children
John married in 1516, in Brussels, Françoise van Luxemburg, daughter of James II of Luxemburg. They had three children:
- Margaretha (1517 – Bar-le-Duc, married Nicolas, Duke of Mercœur (1524–1577) and mother of Louise of Lorraine, Queen consort of France.
- Charles (died in Cartagena on 7 December 1541, after falling ill during the failed Algiers expedition), third count of Egmont
- Lamoraal (1522–1568), fourth Count of Egmont.