Aleid van Holland, comtesse de Hainaut

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Aleida van Holland

French: d'Avesnes, Spanish: Adelaida, regente de Holanda
Also Known As: "Adélaïde de Hollande", "Alice", "Countess of Holland", "de Tourmignies"
Birthplace: 's Hertogenbosch, s-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands
Death: April 1284 (51-60)
Valenciennes, France
Place of Burial: Valenciennes, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Floris IV, count of Holland and Machteld, countess of Holland
Wife of Jean I d'Avesnes, count of Hainault
Mother of Jan II Graaf van Holland /Jean I d'Avesnes, comte de Hainaut; Guido (Gwijde Gui) d'Avesnes, bishop of Utrecht; NN d'Avesnes; Bouchard de Hainaut. bishop of Metz; Guillaume d'Avesnes, Bishop Of Cambrai and 2 others
Sister of Floris de Voogd van Holland, Florentius tutor; Graaf Willem II van Holland; Margarethe of Holland and Rikarde, van Holland

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About Aleid van Holland, comtesse de Hainaut

Adelaide or Aleide was the daughter of Floris IV, count of Holland and Mathilde of Brabant, whose sister Marie married the emperor Otto IV. Adelaide’s brother William II, count of Holland became Anti-King of the Romans in 1247. Adelaide married John/Jean I of Avesnes, count of Hainaut, in 1246. John was the son of Margaret of Constantinople, countess of Flanders, and her first husband, Bouchard d’Avesnes. When that marriage was dissolved, Margaret rejected the children from it, and made the children of her second marriage to William of Dampierre her heirs in Flanders. The Avesnes and Dampierre chldren fought over their rights and eventually the Avesnes were granted Hainaut, while the Dampierre held Flanders. Adelaide and John I had seven children: John II, count of Hainaut and Holland, Joanna, abbess of Flines, Bouchard, bishop of Metz, Guy, bishop of Utrecht, William, bishop of Cambrai, Floris, prince of Achaea, and another son, Baldwin.

Adelaide served as regent of Holland for her nephew Floris V after her brother William died, 1258-63, and continued to advise him after he took over. After Floris’s son died, in 1299, Adelaide’s son John II, count of Hainaut, succeeded to Holland as well.

Adelaide, like her mother Mathilde, was a patron of various religious institutions, among them Cistercian houses and beguinages

Adelaide of Holland

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  • Born c.
  • Died 1284 (aged 53-54)
  • Buried Valenciennes
  • Noble family House of Holland
  • Father Floris IV, Count of Holland
  • Mother Matilda of Brabant
  • Spouse(s) John I, Count of Hainaut


  • John II, Count of Hainaut and Holland
  • Baldwin of Hainaut
  • Joanna, Abbess of Flines Bouchard,
  • Bishop of Metz Guy of Avesnes
  • William, Bishop of Cambrai
  • Florent of Hainaut

Adelaide of Holland, Countess of Hainaut (Dutch : Aleide (Aleidis) van Holland; c. - buried 9 April 1284) was a Dutch regent. She was a daughter of Floris IV, Count of Holland and Matilda of Brabant. She was also a sister of William II, Count of Holland and King of Germany. She acted as regent for her nephew Count Floris V during his minority. Life On 9 October 1246, Adelaide married John I of Avesnes , Count of Hainaut . Like her mother, she was a patron of religious houses. Her religious interest is reflected in that three of her sons became bishops, and her one daughter became an abbess. She also insisted on a bilingual education for them. Between 1258 and 1263, Adelaide was regent of Holland in the name of her nephew Floris V . She called herself Guardian of Holland and Zeeland (Tutrix de Hollandie et Zeelandie). After he came of age, she continued to advise him. She died in 1284 at Valenciennes , but in 1299, with the death of Floris' son John I , it was her own son John II who inherited Holland through her. She gave Town privileges to Schiedam, which afterwards had the right to be called a city. In it she founded Huis te Riviere, which was then the second largest castle in Holland. Jacob van Maerlant dedicated his first poem, Geesten, to Adelaide. Issue With John I, she had the following issue: John II, Count of Hainaut and Holland (1247-1304) Baldwin (born after 1247, lived in 1299) Joanna, abbess of Flines (died 1304) Bouchard, Bishop of Metz (1251-1296) Guy , Bishop of Utrecht (1253-1317) William, Bishop of Cambrai (1254-1296) Floris , stadholder of Zeeland and Prince of Achaea (1255-1297)

References "Ancestors of Paul Bailey MCBRIDE" . Paul B. McBride's Genealogy. Archived from the original on 23 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-11. Sources Aleid van Holland at the Institute of Netherlands History (Dutch) Adelaide/Aleid of Holland collected and translated by Professor Joan Ferrante of Columbia University External links Women's Biography: Adelaide/Aleid of Holland, contains several letters to and from Adelaide.

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Aleid van Holland, comtesse de Hainaut's Timeline

's Hertogenbosch, s-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands
Brabant, Brabant, Belgium
May 26, 1251
Valenciennes, Nord, France
Valenciennes, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Valenciennes, Nord, France
Valenciennes, Nord, France
Valenciennes, Nord, France
April 9, 1284
Age 56
Valenciennes, France