Count of Holland
House of Holland
The first count of Holland, Dirk I, was the son or foster-son of
Note that the chronology of the first few counts is uncertain. The existence of a count between Dirk I and Dirk II was only recently suggested, since it is thought that the references to counts named Dirk between 896 and 988 refer to three, not two, different counts. This third Count Dirk is placed between Dirk and I and II and numbered as Dirk I bis to avoid confusion with the already established numbering referring to the other counts of Holland named Dirk.
House of Avesnes
House of Wittelsbach
During the rule of Margaret, her son William V had the real power in the county. He became ruler in his own right as a result of the
There was a war of succession between John III and Jacqueline. This war was finally won by Philip of Burgundy in 1432, who, in the meantime had inherited John's claims on the county. Philip was a nephew of William VI, who had married a daughter of
House of Valois
House of Habsburg
During the 'foreign rule' by Burgundy and Habsburg, the county was governed by a
The County of Holland and West Frisia 1582-1795
The County remained in existence as a constituent member state of the Dutch Republic until 1795. There were no more Counts however since the Estates of Holland and West-Frisia were the sovereign of the County (although the countship was offered to
- B.K.S. Dijkstra, Een stamboom in been, Amsterdam 1991.
- Counts of Holland
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