Floris van Egmond, graaf van Buren en Leerdam

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About Floris van Egmond, graaf van Buren en Leerdam

Floris van Egmont

Floris was the son of Frederik van Egmond and Aleida van Culemborg. His career started in the 1490's as a chamberlord in the royal household of Philip I of Castile. After Philip's death, Floris gained a seat in the Court Council of Margaret of Habsburg, at the time the governor of the Netherlands. In 1505 he was knighted in the Order of the Golden Fleece

As a stadtholder of Guelders, he represented the Habsburg government in the parts of Guelders owned by Margaretha. In 1515 he became stadholder of Friesland.

Floris was also a commander in arms. In 1523, he was appointed commander of the Dutch troops for an invasion of France. In 1635, Floris became Captain-General of the army that was present in the northern parts of the Low Countries.

Floris married Margaret of Glymes-Bergen on 12 Oct 1500. Their son Maximiliaan van Egmond would become stadhouder of Friesland. Maximiliaan's daughter Anna van Egmond married William of Orange in 1551. (car)

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Age 35
IJsselstein, IJsselstein, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Age 40
October 25, 1539
Age 70