Eduard, Hertog van Gelre

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Eduard van Gelre, Graaf van Zutphen

Birthdate: (35)
Death: August 22, 1371 (35)
The battle of Blaesweiler, North of Aachen
Immediate Family:

Son of Reginald II, duke of Guelders and Eleanor of Woodstock, countess of Guelders
Husband of Katharina von Bayern-Straubing
Brother of Reginald III, duke of Guelders
Half brother of Margaretha van Gelre, vrouwe van Mechelen; Machteld van Gelre; Abbess at Graventhal Elisabeth van Gelre and Maria van Gelre

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About Eduard, Hertog van Gelre

As Reinoud III was married to Maria van Brabant Brabant also become involved in this succession war and the battles were mainly fought in the river area north of Oss and the city for the first time started to seriously built defence works.

Initially Eduard (The Bronckhorsts) won this battle and became the next duke, he imprisoned his brother after the battle at Tiel in 1361. Eduard married in 1371 Catherina of Bavaria, a daughter of Count Albrecht of Holland. In 1379 Catherina married Willem III of Gulik.

In 1371 – at the battle of Blaesweiler, north of Aachen – against the Wenceslaus Duke of Brabant, Gulik with the Bronckhorsts were victorious however Eduard – who was instrumental in the victory – died at this battle.


Reinoud IIdied in Arnhem on 12 October 1243 and was succeeded by his elder son Reinald III. Eleanor of Woodstock died on 22 April 1355, not yet thirty-seven, and was buried in Deventer Abbey, which she’d founded. As her two sons died childless, both in 1371, two of her stepdaughters succeeded as Duchess of Gelderland.

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Eduard, Hertog van Gelre's Timeline

1336
March 12, 1336
1371
August 22, 1371
Age 35
The battle of Blaesweiler, North of Aachen