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Dirk VI van Holland, Graaf van Holland

Also Known As: "Dirk", "Dirck", "Thierry", "Dietrich"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Death: Died in Rijnsburg, Katwijk, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Place of Burial: Noord-Holland, Nederland
Immediate Family:

Son of Floris II, count of Holland and Pétronille (or Gertrude) d'Alsace
Husband of Concubine of Dirk VI van Holland and Sophia von Rheineck
Father of Robbrecht Robert van Holland, Graaf; Otto IV van Reineck van Bentheim, I; Floris III, count of Holland; Hedwig van Holland, Countess; Sophia van Holland, Abbess of Fontanell and 4 others
Brother of Floris "de Zwarte" van Holland; Simon Count of Holland, Domherr of Utrecht; Hadewig Florisdochter van Holland; Pieter van Holland; Matcheld van Holland and 1 other

Occupation: Graaf van Holland, graaf van Holland (1121-1157), Greve av Holland, Greve av Holland 1121-1157, Crusader
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About Dirk VI, Count of Holland

Dirck on Wikipedia NL

Dirk VI (?, 1114 - bij Utrecht, 5 augustus 1157) was graaf van Holland vanaf 1122.Omstreeks 1125 huwde hij met Sophia van Rheineck, dochter van Otto van Rheineck en Geertruid van Northausen. Door dit huwelijk kwam de graafschap Bentheim in handen van graven van Holland. Sophie overleefde haar man met ruim 19 jaar. Ze stierf in 1176 tijdens een bedevaart in Jeruzalem.

Dirck on Wikipedia EN

Dirk VI of Holland (ca. 1114 – 5 August 1157), Count of Holland between 1121 and 1157, at first, during his minority, under the regency of his mother. He was the son of Count Floris II. After his death he was succeeded by his eldest son Floris III. He married Sofie of Salm, Countess of Rheineck and Bentheim. She was heiress of Bentheim, which she ruled together with her husband and which was inherited by the couple's second son Otto after his parents' death.

Count Dirk VI married Sophie of Salm, Countess of Bentheim sometime before 1137. She was a daughter of Otto of Salm, Count of Rheineck and Bentheim, son of Hermann of Salm, King of Germany. Dirk and Sophie had (at least) nine children:

  1. Pilgrim (Peregrinus, his birth name was Dirk, but he was called Pilgrim), born 1138/1139 - died 1151.
  2. Floris, born ca. 1140 - died 1 August 1190 at Antioch, he succeeded his father as Floris III, Count of Holland in 1157.
  3. Otto, born 1140/1145 - died 1208 or after, he inherited his mother's county and became Count of Bentheim.
  4. Baldwin, born ca. 1149, died 30 April 1196, he was first Provost at St Maria in Utrecht and secondly was Bishop of Utrecht from 1178 until his death.
  5. Dirk, born ca. 1152 - died 28 August 1197 in Pavia, too became Bishop of Utrecht, in 1197, but he died in that same year.
  6. Sophie, in 1186 she became abbess of the convent her grandmother had established at Rijnsburg.
  7. Hedwig, died 28 August 1167, she was a nun at Rijnsburg.
  8. Gertrud, she died in infancy.
  9. Petronilla.
  • Also, it was alleged that Count Dirk had fathered an illegitimate son, whose name was
  1. Robert.
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