Zutphen County

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County of Zutphen

Graafschap Zutphen (nl)
Coat of arms
County of Zutphen, about 1350
County of Zutphen, about 1350
StatusPersonal Union with County of Guelders (1138–1339)
and Duchy of Guelders (1339–1591/1648) and the Dutch Republic (1591/1648-1795) and Batavian Republic (1795-1798)
GovernmentFeudal monarchy
Historical eraMiddle Ages, Renaissance
• Established
• Disestablished
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Burgundian Netherlands

The County of Zutphen, located in modern-day Gelderland, a province of the Netherlands, was formed in the eleventh century as a fief of the Bishop of Utrecht. It was ruled by the Counts of Zutphen between 1018 and 1182, and then formed a personal union with Guelders. Later, it became one of the 4 quarters of Guelders. The name Graafschap (county) is still used for the Achterhoek, the region east of Zutphen, and for the football club De Graafschap from this region.


City Town privileges granted District
Borculo 1375 Heerlijkheid Borculo
Bredevoort 1388 Heerlijkheid Bredevoort
Bronkhorst 1482 Landdrostambt van Zutphen
Doetinchem 1236 Landdrostambt van Zutphen
Doesburg 1237 Richterambt van Doesburg
Groenlo 1277 Gebied van Grol
's-Heerenberg 1379 Bannerij van 's-Heerenberg
Keppel 1404 Landdrostambt van Zutphen
Lichtenvoorde unknown Heerlijkheid Lichtenvoorde
Lochem 1233 Scholtambt van Lochem
Terborg 1419 Bannerij van Wisch
Zutphen 1190 Scholtambt van Zutphen
  • Zevenaar and some of its surroundings were, as being a part of the former Cleves Enclaves, a small district in the Duchy of Cleves.