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Jean Count of Flanders-Hainaut de Avesnes d'Avesnes, comte du Hainaut

Also Known As: "Jan II", "John II", "Jean II", "Comte de Hainaut", "Count of Holland", "d' Avesnes"
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Birthplace: Brabant, Brabant, Belgium
Death: Died in Valenciennes, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean I d'Avesnes, count of Hainault and Aleid van Holland, comtesse de Hainaut
Husband of Philippa Countess of Luxembourg de Luxembourg
Father of Simon van Bruyelle; Willem 'bastard' de Cuser; Aleid, comtesse d'Avesnes; Marie d'Avesnes; Guillaume III de Hainaut, graaf van Holland and 12 others
Brother of Guy d'Avesnes
Half brother of Marguerite d'Avesnes; Bouchard d'Avesnes. bishop of Metz; Guillaume d'Avesnes, Bishop Of Cambrai; Floris d'Avesnes, Prince of Achaja; Jeanne d'Avesnes, Abbess Of Flines and 3 others

Occupation: Count of Hainaut, Count of Holland, Comte de Hainaut, Comte de Hainaut et Hollande, comte de Hainaut, Hollande, Zélande, seigneur de Frise, Ct of Hainault (1278-1304), Ct of Holland (1299-1304), graaf van Holland en Henegouwen
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About Jean II d'Avesnes, graaf van Holland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_II,_Count_of_Hainaut

and in French: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Ier_de_Hainaut

John II of Avesnes (1247 – August 22, 1304) was the oldest son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.

[edit] History

John II was Count of Hainaut from 1280 to his death, succeeding his grandmother, Margaret II. John continued the war between the House of Dampierre and the House of Avesnes against count Guy of Flanders for imperial Flanders.

He became Count of Holland in 1299 with the death of John I, Count of Holland, through his mother Adelaide of Holland, heiress and regent of this county. His descendants maintained this personal union between the counties.

His nephew, Count Floris V, was fighting against Flanders for Zeeland. He sought help of France against Flanders. The French defeated the Flemish in 1300 and 1301. The rebels in Zeeland were defeated as well. John's brother, Guy of Avesnes, became Bishop of Utrecht. So all his main enemies were gone.

The tide changed dramatically after a Flemish uprising and the defeat of the French army at the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302. Flemish patriots attacked Hainaut and Zeeland supported by the dissatisfied population there. Guy of Namur defeated John's son, William, in a battle on the island of Duiveland. Bishop Guy of Utrecht was taken prisoner. Guy of Namur and Duke John II of Brabant conquered most of Utrecht, Holland, and Zeeland. Guy of Namur was finally defeated in 1304 by the fleet of Holland and France at the naval Battle of Zierikzee. John II regained most of his authority when he died in the same year.

[edit] Family

In 1270, John married Philippa of Luxembourg, daughter of Count Henry V of Luxembourg and Marguerite of Bar. Their children were:

  1. John, senior de Beaumont, Count of Ostervant (d. 11 July 1302).
  2. Henry, a canon in Cambrai, (d. 1303).
  3. Simon.
  4. William I, Count of Hainaut.
  5. Jean, senior de Beaumont, (1288 – 11 March 1356). He was married to Marguerite, Countess de Soissons.
  6. Margaret, (d. 18 October 1342), married Robert II of Artois.
  7. Alix, (d. 26 October 1317), married 1290 Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk.
  8. Isabelle, (d. 1305), married Raoul de Clermont, senior de Nesle.
  9. Jeanne, a nun at Fontenelles.
 10. Mary of Avesnes (1280–1354), married Louis I, Duke of Bourbon.
 11. Matilda, Abbess of Nivelles.
 12. Willem de Cuser (b. 1290)

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John II, Count of Holland

John II of Avesnes (1247 – August 22, 1304) was the oldest son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.

John II of Hainaut from 1280 to his death, succeeding his grandmother, Margaret II. John continued the war between the House of Dampierre and the House of Avesnes against count Guy of Flanders for imperial Flanders.

He became Count of Holland in 1299 with the death of John I, Count of Holland, through his mother Adelaide of Holland, heiress and regent of this county. His descendants maintained this personal union between the counties.

His nephew, Count Floris V, was fighting against Flanders for Zeeland. He sought help of France against Flanders. The French defeated the Flemish in 1300 and 1301. The rebels in Zeeland were defeated as well. John's brother, Guy of Avesnes, became Bishop of Utrecht. So all his main enemies were gone.

The tide changed dramatically after a Flemish uprising and the defeat of the French army at the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302. Flemish patriots attacked Hainaut and Zeeland supported by the dissatisfied population there. Guy of Namur defeated John's son, William, in a battle on the island of Duiveland. Bishop Guy of Utrecht was taken prisoner. Guy of Namur and Duke John II of Brabant conquered most of Utrecht, Holland, and Zeeland. Guy of Namur was finally defeated in 1304 by the fleet of Holland and France at the naval Battle of Zierikzee. John II regained most of his authority when he died in the same year.

In 1270, John married Philippa of Luxembourg, daughter of Count Henry V of Luxembourg and Marguerite of Bar. Their children were:

John, senior de Beaumont, Count of Ostervant (d. 11 July 1302).

Henry, a canon in Cambrai, (d. 1303).

Simon.

William I, Count of Hainaut.

Jean, senior de Beaumont, (1288 – 11 March 1356). He was married to Marguerite, Countess de Soissons.

Margaret, (d. 18 October 1342), married Robert II of Artois.

Alix, (d. 26 October 1317), married 1290 Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk.

Isabelle, (d. 1305), married Raoul de Clermont, senior de Nesle.

Jeanne, a nun at Fontenelles.

Marie (1280–1354), married Louis I, Duke of Bourbon.

Matilda, Abbess of Nivelles.

Willem de Cuser (b. 1290)

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Jean d'Avesnes, né en 1248, mort à Valenciennes le 22 août 1304, fut comte de Hainaut (Jean Ier, 1280-1304), de Hollande et de Zélande (Jean II, 1299-1304). Il était fils de Jean d'Avesnes et d'Adélaïde de Hollande.

Âgé de neuf ans à la mort de son père, il est qualifié de damoisel de Hainaut ou d'héritier de Hainaut dans les quelques actes qui le citent. Insatisfait de la conclusion des guerres de Succession de Flandre et du Hainaut, il se préparait à prendre sa revanche sur les Dampierre en attendant d'hériter du Hainaut. Le 4 septembre 1272, il noue une alliance avec son cousin Florent V de Hollande. Le 29 mai 1275 il obtient le soutien de l'empereur Rodolphe Ier de Habsbourg et le 13 janvier 1277, ce dernier le confirme comme héritier de la Hollande si Florent meurt sans enfants.

A la mort de sa grand-mère paternelle, Marguerite II de Flandre comtesse de Flandre et de Hainaut, il hérite du comté de Hainaut, tandis que son oncle Gui de Dampierre hérite de la Flandre, conformément à l'arbitrage de 1246 rendu par Saint-Louis. La lutte s'engagea entre Jean d'Avesnes et Gui de Dampierre, jusqu'en 1287. La guerre n'avait pas modifié la situation des comtés.

Jean d'Avesnes entreprit d'acquérir des domaines et de les réunir à son comté et pressura ses vassaux pour en obtenir les ressources nécessaires. Ceux-ci se dédommagèrent sur les abbayes, et le comté fut frappé d'Interdit, prononcé par l'évêque de Cambrai Guillaume d'Avesnes. Il entra aussi en lutte avec les bourgeois de Valenciennes, qui réclamaient le maintien de leur privilèges. Ceux-ci se placèrent en 1290 sous la protection de Philippe IV le Bel et de Gui de Dampierre. Au bout de sept ans de guerre, le roi de France et le comte de Flandre se brouillèrent et Philippe le Bel se rapprocha de Jean d'Avesnes et lui reconnut la possession de Valenciennes, à qui le comte de Hainaut accorda son pardon.

Lorsque Florent V est assassiné, le 27 juillet 1296, c'est Jean Ier qui lui succède. Trop jeune pour gouverner, ce dernier est l'instrument des Anglais, ce qui déplaît aux Hollandais qui appellent Jean II d'Avesnes, cousin de Florent V, pour les débarrasser de cet « avorton impuissant et imbécile ». Le comte de Hainaut fait lever des troupes en Hainaut et se rend en Hollande. Jean Ier de Hollande meurt en novembre 1299. Jean d'Avesnes devient alors comte de Hollande, de Zélande et seigneur de Frise. Son premier geste sera de poursuivre les assassins de son cousin Florent : le seigneur Jean de Cuick, Jean seigneur de Heusden, Gijbert dit Amstel, Herman dit Woerden et Gérard de Velsen.

Après de multiples problèmes causés par une partie de la noblesse de Zélande excitée par le comte de Flandre, Jean de Renesse, chef de cette coalition est battu par Jean, comte d'Ostrevant, fils de Jean d'Avesnes surnommé « Jean Sans Merci » qui prend le gouvernement de la Zélande alors que son frère Guillaume d'Avesnes gouverne la Hollande.


Jean Ier fut le premier à porter ces armes, qui devinrent celles du Hainaut. Elles combinent les armes du comté de Flandre, que revendiquait son père, et celles du comté de Hollande, qu'il conquit.

Mariage et enfants [modifier]

Il épouse vers 1270 Philippine de Luxembourg (1252 † 1311), fille d'Henri V, comte de Luxembourg, et de Marguerite de Bar, et eut :

Jean, seigneur de Beaumont, comte d'Ostervant, mort à Courtrai en 1302

Henri, chanoine à Cambrai († 1303)

Simon, vivant en 1303

Guillaume Ier (1286 † 1337) comte de Hainaut, de Hollande et de Zélande (Guillaume III)

Jean, seigneur de Beaumont, (1288 † 1356), mariée en 1317 avec Marguerite, comtesse de Soissons († 1350)

Marguerite († 1342), mariée en 1298 au comte Robert II d'Artois († Courtrai 1302)

Alix, († 1317), mariée en 1290 à Roger III Bigod († 1306), comte de Norfolk

Isabelle, († 1305), mariée en 1296 à Raoul de Clermont, seigneur de Nesle († Courtrai 1302)

Jeanne, nonne à Fontenelles

Marie, (1280 † 1354), mariée en 1310 au duc Louis Ier de Bourbon (1279 † 1342)

Matilde, abbesse de Nivelles

Précédé par Jean Ier de Hainaut Suivi par

Marguerite II comte de Hainaut

1280-1304

(Jean Ier)


Guillaume Ier

(Guillaume III en Hollande)

Jean Ier comte de Hollande

1299-1304

(Jean II)



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John II of Avesnes (1247 – 22 August 1304) was the oldest son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.

History

John II was Count of Hainaut from 1280 to his death, succeeding his grandmother, Margaret II. John continued the war between the House of Dampierre and the House of Avesnes against count Guy of Flanders for imperial Flanders.

He became Count of Holland in 1299 with the death of John I, Count of Holland, through his mother Adelaide of Holland, heiress and regent of this county. His descendants maintained this personal union between the counties.

His cousin, Count Floris V, was fighting against Flanders for Zeeland. He sought help of France against Flanders. The French defeated the Flemish in 1300 and 1301. The rebels in Zeeland were defeated as well. John's brother, Guy of Avesnes, became Bishop of Utrecht. So all his main enemies were gone.

The tide changed dramatically after a Flemish uprising and the defeat of the French army at the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302, where his eldest son was killed fighting for the French. Flemish patriots attacked Hainaut and Zeeland supported by the dissatisfied population there. Guy of Namur defeated John's son, William, in a battle on the island of Duiveland. Bishop Guy of Utrecht was taken prisoner. Guy of Namur and Duke John II of Brabant conquered most of Utrecht, Holland, and Zeeland. Guy of Namur was finally defeated in 1304 by the fleet of Holland and France at the naval Battle of Zierikzee. John II regained most of his authority when he died in the same year.

Family

In 1270, John married Philippa of Luxembourg, daughter of Count Henry V of Luxembourg and Marguerite of Bar. Their children were:

John, senior de Beaumont, Count of Ostervant (d. 11 July 1302).

Henry, a canon in Cambrai, (d. 1303).

Simon.

William I, Count of Hainaut.

Jean, senior de Beaumont, (1288 – 11 March 1356). He was married to Marguerite, Countess de Soissons.

Margaret, (d. 18 October 1342), married Robert II of Artois.

Alix, (d. 26 October 1317), married 1290 Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk.

Isabelle, (d. 1305), married Raoul de Clermont, senior de Nesle.

Jeanne, a nun at Fontenelles.

Mary of Avesnes (1280–1354), married Louis I, Duke of Bourbon.

Matilda, Abbess of Nivelles.

Willem de Cuser (b. 1290)

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John II, Count of Holland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John II of Avesnes (1247 – 22 August 1304) was the oldest son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.

History

John II was Count of Hainaut from 1280 to his death, succeeding his grandmother, Margaret II. John continued the war between the House of Dampierre and the House of Avesnes against count Guy of Flanders for imperial Flanders.

He became Count of Holland in 1299 with the death of John I, Count of Holland, through his mother Adelaide of Holland, heiress and regent of this county. His descendants maintained this personal union between the counties.

His nephew, Count Floris V, was fighting against Flanders for Zeeland. He sought help of France against Flanders. The French defeated the Flemish in 1300 and 1301. The rebels in Zeeland were defeated as well. John's brother, Guy of Avesnes, became Bishop of Utrecht. So all his main enemies were gone.

The tide changed dramatically after a Flemish uprising and the defeat of the French army at the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302. Flemish patriots attacked Hainaut and Zeeland supported by the dissatisfied population there. Guy of Namur defeated John's son, William, in a battle on the island of Duiveland. Bishop Guy of Utrecht was taken prisoner. Guy of Namur and Duke John II of Brabant conquered most of Utrecht, Holland, and Zeeland. Guy of Namur was finally defeated in 1304 by the fleet of Holland and France at the naval Battle of Zierikzee. John II regained most of his authority when he died in the same year.

[edit]Family

In 1270, John married Philippa of Luxembourg, daughter of Count Henry V of Luxembourg and Marguerite of Bar. Their children were:

John, senior de Beaumont, Count of Ostervant (d. 11 July 1302).

Henry, a canon in Cambrai, (d. 1303).

Simon.

William I, Count of Hainaut.

Jean, senior de Beaumont, (1288 – 11 March 1356). He was married to Marguerite, Countess de Soissons.

Margaret, (d. 18 October 1342), married Robert II of Artois.

Alix, (d. 26 October 1317), married 1290 Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk.

Isabelle, (d. 1305), married Raoul de Clermont, senior de Nesle.

Jeanne, a nun at Fontenelles.

Mary of Avesnes (1280–1354), married Louis I, Duke of Bourbon.

Matilda, Abbess of Nivelles.

Willem de Cuser (b. 1290)

[edit]References

Encyclopedia: Grote Winkler Prins

French wikipedia on this subject

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John II of Avesnes (1247 – 22 August 1304) was the oldest son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.

Contents [hide]

1 History

2 Family

3 References

4 See also


[edit] History

John II was Count of Hainaut from 1280 to his death, succeeding his grandmother, Margaret II. John continued the war between the House of Dampierre and the House of Avesnes against count Guy of Flanders for imperial Flanders.

He became Count of Holland in 1299 with the death of John I, Count of Holland, through his mother Adelaide of Holland, heiress and regent of this county. His descendants maintained this personal union between the counties.

His nephew, Count Floris V, was fighting against Flanders for Zeeland. He sought help of France against Flanders. The French defeated the Flemish in 1300 and 1301. The rebels in Zeeland were defeated as well. John's brother, Guy of Avesnes, became Bishop of Utrecht. So all his main enemies were gone.

The tide changed dramatically after a Flemish uprising and the defeat of the French army at the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302, where his eldest son was killed fighting for the French. Flemish patriots attacked Hainaut and Zeeland supported by the dissatisfied population there. Guy of Namur defeated John's son, William, in a battle on the island of Duiveland. Bishop Guy of Utrecht was taken prisoner. Guy of Namur and Duke John II of Brabant conquered most of Utrecht, Holland, and Zeeland. Guy of Namur was finally defeated in 1304 by the fleet of Holland and France at the naval Battle of Zierikzee. John II regained most of his authority when he died in the same year.

[edit] Family

In 1270, John married Philippa of Luxembourg, daughter of Count Henry V of Luxembourg and Marguerite of Bar. Their children were:

John, senior de Beaumont, Count of Ostervant (d. 11 July 1302).

Henry, a canon in Cambrai, (d. 1303).

Simon.

William I, Count of Hainaut.

Jean, senior de Beaumont, (1288 – 11 March 1356). He was married to Marguerite, Countess de Soissons.

Margaret, (d. 18 October 1342), married Robert II of Artois.

Alix, (d. 26 October 1317), married 1290 Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk.

Isabelle, (d. 1305), married Raoul de Clermont, senior de Nesle.

Jeanne, a nun at Fontenelles.

Mary of Avesnes (1280–1354), married Louis I, Duke of Bourbon.

Matilda, Abbess of Nivelles.

Willem de Cuser (b. 1290)

[edit] References

Encyclopedia: Grote Winkler Prins

French wikipedia on this subject

Foundation for Medieval Genealogy on Jean II de Avenes, Comte de Hainaut

[edit] See also

Counts of Hainaut family tree

Counts of Holland family tree

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_II,_Count_of_Hainaut

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John II of Avesnes (1247 – August 22, 1304) was the oldest son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.

He was was count of Hainaut from 1280 to his death, succeeding his grandmother, Margaret II. John continued the war between the house of Dampierre and the house of Avesnes against count Guy of Flanders for imperial Flanders.

He became Count of Holland in 1299 with the death of John I, Count of Holland, through his mother Adelaide of Holland, heiress and regent of this county. His descendants maintained this personal union between the counties.

His nephew, count Floris V, was fighting against Flanders for Zeeland. He sought help of France against Flanders. The French defeated the Flemish in 1300 and 1301. The rebels in Zeeland were defeated as well. John's brother, Guy of Avesnes, became bishop of Utrecht. So all his main enemies were gone.

The tide changed dramatically after a Flemish uprising and the defeat of the French army at the battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302. Flemish patriots attacked Hainaut and Zeeland supported by the dissatisfied population there. Guy of Namur defeated Johns son, William, in a battle on the island of Duiveland. Bishop Guy of Utrecht was taken prisoner. Guy of Namur and duke John II of Brabant conquered most of Utrecht, Holland and Zeeland. Guy of Namur was finally defeated in 1304 by the fleet of Holland and France at the naval battle of Zierikzee. John II regained most of his authority when he died in the same year.

[edit] Family and children

Coats of Arms of the Counts of Hainaut and Holland

Coats of Arms of the Counts of Hainaut and Holland

In 1270, John married Philippine of Luxemburg, daughter of Count Henry II of Luxemburg and Marguerite of Bar. They children were:

  1. John, senior de Beaumont, Count of Ostervant (d. 11 July 1302).
  2. Henry, a canon in Cambrai, (d. 1303).
  3. Simon.
  4. William I, Count of Hainaut.
  5. Jean, senior de Beaumont, (1288 – 11 March 1356). He was married to Marguerite, Countess de Soissons.
  6. Margaret, (d. 18 October 1342), married Robert II of Artois.
  7. Alix, (d. 26 October 1317), married 1290 Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk.
  8. Isabelle, (d. 1305), married Raoul de Clermont, senior de Nesle.
  9. Jeanne, a nun at Fontenelles.
 10. Marie (1280–1354), married Louis I, Duke of Bourbon.
 11. Matilda, Abbess of Nivelles.
 12. Willem de Cuser (b. 1290)

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Biographie Nationale, volume 10

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John II of Avesnes (1247 – August 22, 1304) was the oldest son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.

John II was Count of Hainaut from 1280 to his death, succeeding his grandmother, Margaret II. John continued the war between the House of Dampierre and the House of Avesnes against count Guy of Flanders for imperial Flanders.

He became Count of Holland in 1299 with the death of John I, Count of Holland, through his mother Adelaide of Holland, heiress and regent of this county. His descendants maintained this personal union between the counties.

His nephew, Count Floris V, was fighting against Flanders for Zeeland. He sought help of France against Flanders. The French defeated the Flemish in 1300 and 1301. The rebels in Zeeland were defeated as well. John's brother, Guy of Avesnes, became Bishop of Utrecht. So all his main enemies were gone.

The tide changed dramatically after a Flemish uprising and the defeat of the French army at the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302. Flemish patriots attacked Hainaut and Zeeland supported by the dissatisfied population there. Guy of Namur defeated John's son, William, in a battle on the island of Duiveland. Bishop Guy of Utrecht was taken prisoner. Guy of Namur and Duke John II of Brabant conquered most of Utrecht, Holland, and Zeeland. Guy of Namur was finally defeated in 1304 by the fleet of Holland and France at the naval Battle of Zierikzee. John II regained most of his authority when he died in the same year.

In 1270, John married Philippa of Luxembourg, daughter of Count Henry V of Luxembourg and Marguerite of Bar. Their children were:

John, senior de Beaumont, Count of Ostervant (d. 11 July 1302).

Henry, a canon in Cambrai, (d. 1303).

Simon.

William I, Count of Hainaut.

Jean, senior de Beaumont, (1288 – 11 March 1356). He was married to Marguerite, Countess de Soissons.

Margaret, (d. 18 October 1342), married Robert II of Artois.

Alix, (d. 26 October 1317), married 1290 Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk.

Isabelle, (d. 1305), married Raoul de Clermont, senior de Nesle.

Jeanne, a nun at Fontenelles.

Mary of Avesnes (1280–1354), married Louis I, Duke of Bourbon.

Matilda, Abbess of Nivelles.

Willem de Cuser (b. 1290)

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John II of Avesnes (1247 – August 22, 1304) was the oldest son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.

John II was Count of Hainaut from 1280 to his death, succeeding his grandmother, Margaret II. John continued the war between the House of Dampierre and the House of Avesnes against count Guy of Flanders for imperial Flanders.

He became Count of Holland in 1299 with the death of John I, Count of Holland, through his mother Adelaide of Holland, heiress and regent of this county. His descendants maintained this personal union between the counties.

His nephew, Count Floris V, was fighting against Flanders for Zeeland. He sought help of France against Flanders. The French defeated the Flemish in 1300 and 1301. The rebels in Zeeland were defeated as well. John's brother, Guy of Avesnes, became Bishop of Utrecht. So all his main enemies were gone.

The tide changed dramatically after a Flemish uprising and the defeat of the French army at the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302. Flemish patriots attacked Hainaut and Zeeland supported by the dissatisfied population there. Guy of Namur defeated John's son, William, in a battle on the island of Duiveland. Bishop Guy of Utrecht was taken prisoner. Guy of Namur and Duke John II of Brabant conquered most of Utrecht, Holland, and Zeeland. Guy of Namur was finally defeated in 1304 by the fleet of Holland and France at the naval Battle of Zierikzee. John II regained most of his authority when he died in the same year.

In 1270, John married Philippa of Luxembourg, daughter of Count Henry V of Luxembourg and Marguerite of Bar. Their children were:

John, senior de Beaumont, Count of Ostervant (d. 11 July 1302).

Henry, a canon in Cambrai, (d. 1303).

Simon.

William I, Count of Hainaut.

Jean, senior de Beaumont, (1288 – 11 March 1356). He was married to Marguerite, Countess de Soissons.

Margaret, (d. 18 October 1342), married Robert II of Artois.

Alix, (d. 26 October 1317), married 1290 Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk.

Isabelle, (d. 1305), married Raoul de Clermont, senior de Nesle.

Jeanne, a nun at Fontenelles.

Mary of Avesnes (1280–1354), married Louis I, Duke of Bourbon.

Matilda, Abbess of Nivelles.

Willem de Cuser (b. 1290) -------------------- John II, Count of Holland

John II of Avesnes (1247 – August 22, 1304) was the oldest son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.


John II was Count of Hainaut from 1280 to his death, succeeding his grandmother, Margaret II. John continued the war between the House of Dampierre and the House of Avesnes against count Guy of Flanders for imperial Flanders.

He became Count of Holland in 1299 with the death of John I, Count of Holland, through his mother Adelaide of Holland, heiress and regent of this county. His descendants maintained this personal union between the counties.

His nephew, Count Floris V, was fighting against Flanders for Zeeland. He sought help of France against Flanders. The French defeated the Flemish in 1300 and 1301. The rebels in Zeeland were defeated as well. John's brother, Guy of Avesnes, became Bishop of Utrecht. So all his main enemies were gone.

The tide changed dramatically after a Flemish uprising and the defeat of the French army at the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302. Flemish patriots attacked Hainaut and Zeeland supported by the dissatisfied population there. Guy of Namur defeated John's son, William, in a battle on the island of Duiveland. Bishop Guy of Utrecht was taken prisoner. Guy of Namur and Duke John II of Brabant conquered most of Utrecht, Holland, and Zeeland. Guy of Namur was finally defeated in 1304 by the fleet of Holland and France at the naval Battle of Zierikzee. John II regained most of his authority when he died in the same year.

In 1270, John married Philippa of Luxembourg, daughter of Count Henry V of Luxembourg and Marguerite of Bar. Their children were:

John, senior de Beaumont, Count of Ostervant (d. 11 July 1302).

Henry, a canon in Cambrai, (d. 1303).

Simon.

William I, Count of Hainaut.

-------------------- graaf van Henegouwen (Jan I) ter opvolging van zijn grootmoeder 1280; tevens regent in Holland en Zeeland sept. 1296-feb.1297; opnieuw ingehaald als ruwaard en weldra erkend als graaf (Jan II) van Holland en Zeeland 1299; voert een op Frankrijk georiënteerde, anti-Vlaamse politiek

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