Floris van Egmond, graaf van Buren

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About Floris van Egmond, graaf van Buren

Floris van Egmont

Floris was the son of Frederik van Egmond and Aleida van Culemborg. His career started in the 1490's as a chamberlord in the royal household of Philip I of Castile. After Philip's death, Floris gained a seat in the Court Council of Margaret of Habsburg, at the time the governor of the Netherlands. In 1505 he was knighted in the Order of the Golden Fleece

As a stadtholder of Guelders, he represented the Habsburg government in the parts of Guelders owned by Margaretha. In 1515 he became stadholder of Friesland.

Floris was also a commander in arms. In 1523, he was appointed commander of the Dutch troops for an invasion of France. In 1635, Floris became Captain-General of the army that was present in the northern parts of the Low Countries.

Floris married Margaret of Glymes-Bergen on 12 Oct 1500. Their son Maximiliaan van Egmond would become stadhouder of Friesland. Maximiliaan's daughter Anna van Egmond married William of Orange in 1551. (car)

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Floris van Egmond, graaf van Buren's Timeline

October 12, 1500
Age 31
Age 35
IJsselstein, IJsselstein, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Age 40
October 14, 1539
Age 70