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Tomb monument of Gerard IV, Count of Guelders, and Margaret of Brabant

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2972
Name Tomb monument of Gerard IV, Count of Guelders, and Margaret of Brabant
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Roermond, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Munsterkerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb monument
Short description Stone, freestanding chest tomb: twelve short columns, twelve intervening panels showing coats of arms in trefoils, a decorative band above (sides, head/foot end); two slabs on which rest the gisants of a count and countess (tomb cover); rectangular base
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1225-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [323] Munsterabdij, Cisterciënzerinnen (Munster Abbey, Cistercian Nuns), Roermond
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification the commemorated persons are considered to be the founders of the abbey; documents
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the church
Argumentation In the crossing, under the dome: the graves of the commemorated/portrayed persons are still located under the tomb monument
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The founders of the Roermond Munsterkerk (Minster Church) were given an honourable resting place, namely under the crossing dome, in front of the choir
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function • Two adjacent graves which are separated by a wall. • The graves have been opened four times. In December 1699, Johan Frans Desideratus, Count of Nassau-Siegen, was temporarily buried in the grave of Margaret of Brabant. On this occasion, the bones of the countess were placed in a box. The graves were reopened in the summer of 1843, in August 1857 and in March 1876. During the latter reopening the graves were scientifically examined.
Name Gerard IV, Count of Guelders, and Margaret of Brabant
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5632] Margaret of Brabant (female)
  • [5631] Gerard IV, Count of Guelders (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification
Additional remarks arguments for identification of the commemorated party: coats of arms; place of the tomb monument inside the church
Name Otto II, Count of Guelders?
Composition of the commissioning party
  • single person
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
  • [5633] Otto II, Count of Guelders (male)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party was a relative/friend/colleague of the commemorated party
Relation specification eldest son of the commemorated couple
Additional remarks
Material(s)
  • stone
Specification marl (panels); Baumberg sandstone (decorative band, capitals and gisants), Namur stone (columns), blue limestone (columns and base), Noir de Mazy (slabs), Caen stone (pillows) and Savonnière limestone (bottom edge)
Traces of polychromy? new polychromy (restored); much of the old(er) polychromy was removed in 1873
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 87 x 135 x 218
Completeness • Incomplete: inscription and railing are missing. • The railing was removed in the 19th century. Drawings show that the railing was decorated with astragals, lions, fleur-de-lis and torsive columns. Based on stylistic comparisons (pews in the Provost's Church in Kempen and in St Martin's Church in Venlo), the railing is thought to have dated from the early 16th century. It is unclear whether the railing was made of wood or metal. • Between the 17th and 19th century, three different epitaphs have been recorded. Whether the tomb monument originally had an inscription is unknown.
Condition In overall reasonable condition, thanks to restorations
Conservation A brief overview of restorations: • Before 1873: repairs, polychromy retouched and bottom edge of Savonnière limestone added; • 1873: Restoration by Pierre Cuypers. Since the restoration was not recorded, the exact nature of the restoration is unclear. Based on observations, the following work was carried out: old polychromy removed, new polychromy applied (current colours); • 1876: After the lowering of the church floor, the sides and tops of the graves were covered with blue limestone (current base); • 1965-1966: head of the countess reattached; • 2006: thorough restoration: repairs and retouching of polychromy. For more information, see Tummers, Truyen and Venner, 2008, p. 54 ff.
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The tomb monument has been in the church of old
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Belonje, J., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Limburg, Publications de la Société Historique et Archéologique dans le Limbourg 96-97 (1960), , 249; no. 1
  • Jasperse, J., Duke Charles of Guelders (r.1492-†1538) and the ‘restoration’ of the tomb monument of Gerard IV and Margaret in the Roermond Minster, in: Egmond, A.J. van; Chavannes-Mazel, C.A., Medieval art in the Northern Netherlands before Van Eyck. New facts and features (Utrecht 2014), 172-187
  • Schulz, D.; Bommel, B. van , Het grafmonument van Gelre. Het praalgraf Gerard II van Gelre en Margaretha van Brabant in de Munsterkerk te Roermond en de jongste restauratie ervan (The Hague 2007)
  • Stenvert, Ronald; Kolman, Chris, Monumenten in Nederland, dl. 8: Limburg (Zwolle 2003), 300
  • Tummers, H. A. ; Venner, G.H.A.; Truyen, A., Het praalgraf van Gerard van Gelre en Margaretha van Brabant in de Munsterkerk te Roermond. Geschiedenis en restauratie van een uitzonderlijk monument (Roermond 2008)
  • Venner, G.H.A., De grafmonumenten van de graven van Gelder (Venlo 1989)
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 13472-32, photo no. 4.797.20
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • In 1234, the Munsterabdij (Minster Abbey) in Roermond asked for papal consent to bury founders and other faithful in the abbey. It has been suggested that, until the late Middle Ages, it was forbidden to bury founders in Cistercian churches. It is therefore not unthinkable that the request of 1234 was made with regard to the burial of Gerard IV and Margaret. • The tomb is stylistically related to the tomb of Mélisende de Hierges in the Church of Our Lady in Namêche (Belgium), the tomb of Henry I, Duke of Brabant (d. 1235), and the tomb of Matilda of Flanders, Duchess of Brabant (d.1210) and Marie of Brabant (d.1260) in St Peter's Church in Louvain. Henry I and Matilda were the parents (-in-law) of Margaret and Gerard IV. • The earliest mentioning of the tomb dates from 1463, in a chronicle of the county of Guelders by Willem van Berchen. • There is some discussion among scholars as to when the tomb was made. Schulz/Van Bommel (2007) conclude that the tomb is probably a 16th-century replacement of a 13th-century monument. They state that the tomb shows various inconsequences and anomalies compared to 13th-century sepulchral monuments, like the clothes, eyes and hands of the gisants. Tummers et al. (2008) and Jasperse (2014), on the other hand, consider it an authentic 13th-century tomb which may have been restored in the fifteenth of sixteenth century, hence the anomalies.

Chest tomb: head-end of [2972] Tomb monument of Gerard IV, Count of Guelders, and Margaret of Brabant

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: head-end
Short description
Short description Bottom edge of Savonnière limestone; three short columns, two intervening red panels showing coats of arms inside golden trefoil niches; a decorative band above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1225-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks Either a 13th-century original with restorations or a 16th-century replacement, see also the tab 'Memorial object' > 'Additional remarks'
Holding institution
Holding institution Roermond, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Munsterkerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The tomb is located in the crossing, under the dome
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Chest tomb: foot-end of [2972] Tomb monument of Gerard IV, Count of Guelders, and Margaret of Brabant

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: foot-end
Short description
Short description Bottom edge of Savonnière limestone; three short columns, two intervening red panels showing coats of arms inside golden trefoil niches; a decorative band above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1225-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks Either a 13th-century original with restorations or a 16th-century replacement, see also the tab 'Memorial object' > 'Additional remarks'
Holding institution
Holding institution Roermond, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Munsterkerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The tomb is located in the crossing, under the dome
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Chest tomb: left side of [2972] Tomb monument of Gerard IV, Count of Guelders, and Margaret of Brabant

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: left side
Short description
Short description Bottom edge of Savonnière limestone; five short columns, four intervening red panels showing coats of arms inside golden trefoil niches; a decorative band above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1225-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks Either a 13th-century original with restorations or a 16th-century replacement, see also the tab 'Memorial object' > 'Additional remarks'
Holding institution
Holding institution Roermond, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Munsterkerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The tomb is located in the crossing, under the dome
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Chest tomb: base of [2972] Tomb monument of Gerard IV, Count of Guelders, and Margaret of Brabant

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: base
Short description
Short description Rectangular base of blue limestone
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1876
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical and/or technical research
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Roermond, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Munsterkerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The tomb is located in the crossing, under the dome
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The base in fact consists of the tops and sides of the graves of Gerard IV and Margaret of Brabant, which in 1876 - after the lowering of the church floor - were covered with blue limestone.

Chest tomb: tomb cover of [2972] Tomb monument of Gerard IV, Count of Guelders, and Margaret of Brabant

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Short description
Short description Two slabs with moulded edges on which are placed the gisants of a count and countess whose heads rest on pillows, and pedestals under their feet
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1225-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks Either a 13th-century original with restorations or a 16th-century replacement, see also the tab 'Memorial object' > 'Additional remarks'
Holding institution
Holding institution Roermond, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Munsterkerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The tomb is located in the crossing, under the dome
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The portrayed persons face east: they will rise again at dawn on Judgement Day. • The gisants are 185 cm long.

Chest tomb: right side of [2972] Tomb monument of Gerard IV, Count of Guelders, and Margaret of Brabant

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: right side
Short description
Short description Bottom edge of Savonnière limestone; five short columns, four intervening red panels showing coats of arms inside golden trefoil niches; a decorative band above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1225-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks Either a 13th-century original with restorations or a 16th-century replacement, see also the tab 'Memorial object' > 'Additional remarks'
Holding institution
Holding institution Roermond, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Munsterkerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The tomb is located in the crossing, under the dome
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait first person from the left
Portrait of
Name Gerard IV, Count of Guelders
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
Specification coats of arms; place of the tomb monument inside the church; 14th century written sources
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture
Manner of portrayal • Posture: combination of standing and recumbent. The pedestal and pleats of the garments suggest that Gerard IV is standing, while the pillow implies a recumbent pose. • The left arm of Gerard IV lies on his chest, his right arm on his right thigh. It is unclear how the position of the arms and the half-closed eyes should be interpreted.
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing aristocratic/noble attire
Short description blue pleated overgarment, red undergarment, golden belt/cord, red shoes
Attributes
Attributes
  • object(s)
Specification necklace; golden alms purse with two tassels
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing • Before the restoration of 1873, the count was dressed in a red cloak and a white undergarment. • The alms purse is an allusion to the count's generosity.
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second person from the left
Portrait of
Name Margaret of Brabant
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
Specification coats of arms; place of the tomb monument inside the church; 14th century written sources
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture
Manner of portrayal • Posture: combination of standing and recumbent. The pedestal and pleats of the garments suggest that Margaret is standing, while the pillow implies a recumbent pose. • The left arm of Margaret lies on her chest, her right arm on her right thigh. It is unclear how the position of the arms and the half-closed eyes should be interpreted.
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing aristocratic/noble attire
Short description golden cloak, white pleated garment, golden belt/cord, white barbette, blue shoes
Attributes
Attributes
  • object(s)
Specification necklace
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing hairnet
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: head-end
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside left-hand trefoil niche
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Filling the trefoil niche
Description of the shield In blue seven gold lions rampant, 2-1-4 (In blauw zeven gouden klimmende leeuwen, 2-1-4)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Brabant
Person details
Person details
  • [5632] Margaret of Brabant (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: head-end
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside right-hand trefoil niche
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Filling the trefoil niche
Description of the shield In gold seven red flowers, 2-1-4 (In goud zeven rode bloemen, 2-1-4)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Gelre (Guelders)
Person details
Person details
  • [5631] Gerard IV, Count of Guelders (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: foot-end
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside left-hand trefoil niche
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Filling the trefoil niche
Description of the shield In blue seven gold lions rampant, 2-1-4 (In blauw zeven gouden klimmende leeuwen, 2-1-4)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Brabant
Person details
Person details
  • [5632] Margaret of Brabant (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: foot-end
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside right-hand trefoil niche
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Filling the trefoil niche
Description of the shield In gold seven red flowers, 2-1-4 (In goud zeven rode bloemen, 2-1-4)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Gelre (Guelders)
Person details
Person details
  • [5631] Gerard IV, Count of Guelders (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: left side
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside the first and third trefoil niche from the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Filling the trefoil niches
Description of the shield In blue seven gold lions rampant, 2-1-4 (In blauw zeven gouden klimmende leeuwen, 2-1-4)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Brabant
Person details
Person details
  • [5632] Margaret of Brabant (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: left side
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside the second and fourth trefoil niche from the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Filling the trefoil niches
Description of the shield In gold seven red flowers, 2-1-4 (In goud zeven rode bloemen, 2-1-4)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Gelre (Guelders)
Person details
Person details
  • [5631] Gerard IV, Count of Guelders (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: right side
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside the first and third trefoil niche from the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Filling the trefoil niches
Description of the shield In blue seven gold lions rampant, 2-1-4 (In blauw zeven gouden klimmende leeuwen, 2-1-4)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Brabant
Person details
Person details
  • [5632] Margaret of Brabant (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: right side
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside the second and fourth trefoil niche from the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Filling the trefoil niches
Description of the shield In gold seven red flowers, 2-1-4 (In goud zeven rode bloemen, 2-1-4)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Gelre (Guelders)
Person details
Person details
  • [5631] Gerard IV, Count of Guelders (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Chest tomb: head-end
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • geometric patterns
  • architectural decorations
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • Column(s): base decorated with two leaves; foliage capital(s) • Two trefoil niches. • Decorative band: foliage.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of the part Chest tomb: foot-end
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • geometric patterns
  • architectural decorations
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • Column(s): base decorated with two leaves; foliage capital(s) • Two trefoil niches. • Decorative band: foliage.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of the part Chest tomb: left side
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • geometric patterns
  • architectural decorations
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • Column(s): base decorated with two leaves; foliage capital(s) • Four trefoil niches. • Decorative band: foliage.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of the part Chest tomb: right side
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • geometric patterns
  • architectural decorations
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • Column(s): base decorated with two leaves; foliage capital(s) • Four trefoil niches. • Decorative band: foliage.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5631
Personal details
Name Gerard IV, Count of Guelders
Sex male
Year/date of birth ca.1185
Year/date of death 1229/10/22
Additional remarks Also known as Gerard(us) II, Gerard(us) III and Gerard(us) V van Gelder. Son of Count Otto I and Richardis van Scheyern-Wittelsbach. Gerard married Margaret of Brabant in 1206. They had two sons and two daughters: Otto II (Count of Guelders), Henry (bishop of Liege, 1247-1274, and Lord of Montfoort), Margaret and Ricarda. Gerard was wounded and taken captive during the Battle of Ane in 1227. He and his wife are considered to be the founders of the Munsterkerk (Minster Church) in Roermond, where they were also buried.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification Count of Guelders and Zutphen, 1207-1229
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5632
Personal details
Name Margaret of Brabant
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1231
Additional remarks Also known as Margaretha van Brabant. Daughter of Henry I, Duke of Brabant, and Matilda of Flanders, Duchess of Brabant. Margaret married Gerard IV, Count of Guelders and Zutphen, in 1206. They had two sons and two daughters: Otto II (Count of Guelders and Zutphen), Henry (bishop of Liege, 1247-1274, and Lord of Montfoort), Margaret and Ricarda. She either died on May 5 or September 21. She and her husband are considered to be the founders of the Munsterkerk (Minster Church) in Roermond, where they were also buried.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5633
Personal details
Name Otto II, Count of Guelders
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1271/01/10
Additional remarks Born around 1215. Son of Gerard IV, Count of Guelders, and Margaretha van Brabant. Husband of Margaretha van Kleef and Filippa de Dammartin. Otto had four daughters and one son, namely his successor Reinoud I. He was buried in the Monastery of Graefenthal, which was founded by Margaretha van Kleef.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification Count of Guelders, 1229-1271
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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