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Guillaume III 'le Bon' d'Avesnes, comte de Hainault et Zeelande

Nicknames: "Guillaume", "Wilhelm", "Willem", "William", "the Good", "de Goede", "William IV of Holland"
Birthplace: Avesnes, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death: Died in Valenciennes, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean II d'Avesnes, graaf van Holland and Philippa Countess of Luxembourg de Luxembourg
Husband of Elizabeth de Burgh and Jeanne de Valois
Partner of Trude van de Poele
Father of Claas van de Gheijne, d' Avesnes et Hainault; Jan Aelman, Ridder; Daniel van der Poel; Guillaume IV of de Hainaut, graaf van Holland; Sibylla Countess Of Holland and 8 others
Brother of Marie d'Avesnes; Henri d'Avesnes; Jean de Hainaut, seigneur de Beaumont; Alix d'Avesnes, Countess of Norfolk; Isabelle d'Avesnes and 10 others
Half brother of Simon van Bruyelle; Willem 'bastard' de Cuser and Aleid, comtesse d'Avesnes

Occupation: Count of Holland and Hainaut
Managed by: Hannelore Caulk Scheu
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About Guillaume III de Hainaut, graaf van Holland

William llI, Count of Hainaut (1286 – 7 June 1337) was Count William III of Avesnes, Count William III of Holland and Count William II of Zeeland from 1304 to his death. [2] His death date has not been found. [3]

Parents: son of John II, Count of Hainaut and Philippa of Luxembourg


  1. Jeanne de Valois (Joan of Valois) before 1311.

Children of Joan of Valois and William, Count of Hainaut:

  1. William II, Count of Hainaut (1307–1345)
  2. John (died 1316)
  3. Margaret II, Countess of Hainaut (1311–1356), married Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
  4. Philippa of Hainault (1311–1369), married King Edward III of England
  5. Agnes (died 1327)
  6. Joanna of Hainaut (1315–1374), married William V, Duke of Jülich
  7. Isabelle of Hainaut (1323–1361), married Robert of Namur
  8. Louis (1325–1328)

Brief Biography




  1. [S44] Eugene W. Stark, "Royal92.ged", Sept. 25, 1994.
  2. [S352] Royal Genealogy, online
  3. [S403] Shannon Knapp, "My Family History", Oc. 28, 2002.


all the accending Tree information was gathered from the Smith-Goodale-Caldwell family tree on I have attempted to copy accurately, however I may have made mistakes in transfering, so I would suggest going th that site and checking for yourself. I am only copyint the info here, and have done none of the research. Any errors in research belong to the owners of the S-G-C tree.


    Guillaume V (III), Comte de Hainaut, Hollande et Zélande was born in 1280.2 He married Jeanne de Valois, daughter of Charles I de France, Comte de Valois and Marguerite d'Anjou, in 1305.2 He died on 7 June 1337.
     Guillaume V (III), Comte de Hainaut, Hollande et Zélande also went by the nick-name of Guillaume 'le Bon' (or in English, 'the Good').3 He was the son of Jean II, Comte de Hainaut et Hollande and Philippa de Luxembourg. He gained the title of Comte de Zélande in 1304. He gained the title of Comte de Hainaut in 1304.1 He succeeded to the title of Comte de Hollande in 1304.3

Children of Guillaume V (III), Comte de Hainaut, Hollande et Zélande and Jeanne de Valois

   Jeanne de Hainaut+1 d. 1374
   Marguerite, Comtesse de Hainaut et Hollande+4 b. 1311, d. c 1356
   Philippe de Hainaut+3 b. 24 Jun 1311, d. 15 Aug 1369
   Guillaume VI (IV), Comte de Hainaut et Hollande b. c 1317, d. c 1345
   Isabella de Hainaut b. c 1323, d. 1361


   [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 88. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
   [S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 65. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.
   [S45] Marcellus Donald R. von Redlich, Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants, volume I (1941; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002), page 64. Hereinafter cited as Pedigrees of Emperor Charlemagne, I.
   [S38] John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 91. Hereinafter cited as Dynasties of the World.


-------------------- Wikipedia contributors, 'William I, Count of Hainaut', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 May 2012, 02:27 UTC, <,_Count_of_Hainaut&oldid=493925755> [accessed 14 June 2012]

Contributeurs à Wikipedia, 'Guillaume Ier de Hainaut', Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre, 14 mai 2012, 05:21 UTC, <> [Page consultée le 14 juin 2012]

Wikipedia-bijdragers, 'Willem III van Holland', Wikipedia, de vrije encyclopedie, 14 mei 2012, 05:21 (UTC), <> [accessed 14 mei 2012]

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Guillaume III de Hainaut, graaf van Holland's Timeline

November 1, 1286
Avesnes, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
May 19, 1305
Age 18
Not Married
Age 20
Le Quesnoy, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Age 23
Le Quesnoy, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Age 23
Age 24
Le Quesnoy, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
June 24, 1314
Age 27
Hainault, Flanders

Flanders in Philippa's time was in Belgium; now it's France.

Age 28
Picardy, Somme, France
Age 28
Age 28
Le Quesnoy,Nord,,France