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Gerhard VII Duke of Jülich and Berg

Birthplace: Deutschland (Germany)
Death: August 19, 1475 (54-55)
Burg Lülsdorf, Niederkassel, Herzogtum Berg, Deutschland(HRR)
Place of Burial: Altenberg, Herzogtum Jülich, Deutschland(HRR)
Immediate Family:

Son of Wilhelm IX, Duke of Jülich and Adelheid von Tecklenburg
Husband of Sophie von Sachsen-Lauenburg
Father of Wilhelm IV, Duke of Jülich-Berg; Adolf von Jülich-Berg; Maria Von Berg; Ann von Jülich-Berg and Gerhard von Jülich-Berg

Occupation: m. 11-25-1444
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GERHARD VII Duke of Jülich and Berg

  • Son of Wilhelm IX, Duke of Jülich and Adelheid von Tecklenburg
  • WILHELM von Jülich, son of WILHELM VII Duke of Jülich and Berg & his wife Anna Palatine at the Rhine (1382-Bielefeld 22 Aug 1428, bur Bielefeld Marienkirche). "Wilhelm van Guilge ... hertzouge van den Berge ind greue zo Rauensberg ind ... Geirhart, Adolff ind Wilhelm bredere van den Berge ind gray to Rauensberg" agreed to divide their territories, and the sons were granted, "Hoekeshoeuen ... onsse stat Wipperfurde with the veste van Steynbech ind onsse stat Lenepe with the vesten van Birnfelt ", by charter dated 24 Oct 1397 [1069]. Abbot of Corvey 1400. Bishop of Paderborn 1400, resigned. Count of Ravensberg 1416.
  • Married (1) ([1416]%29 ADELHEID of Tecklenburg, daughter of NIKOLAUS [II] Earl of Tecklenburg [Schwerin] & his wife --- (-12 Mar 1419). The primary source which confirms parentage and marriage has not been identified.
  • Married (2). [Betrothed ([after 1419]) to JUTTA von Kleve, daughter of ADOLF I Count von Kleve and of Mark & ​​his wife Margareta von Jülich. Wernher Teschenmacher's Annales Cliviæ (1630s) records that "Juttam", daughter of Adolf Graf von Kleve and his wife, which is "Wilhelmo Juliæ duci" after the death of his first wife, editor of the edition consulted quoting no earlier primary source which confirms this information [1070]. This report is presumably garbled in some way if not totally inaccurate. Not only would Wilhelm von Jülich have been Jutta's first cousin, and a papal dispensation for their marriage therefore unlikely to be at that time, but the ruling duke of Jülich was then Wilhelm's brother Adolf.]

Wilhelm & his wife ADELHEID of Tecklenburg had one child:

1. GERHARD VII (-18 Aug 1475). Canon at Cologne 1430, resigned. Duke of Jülich and Berg. The memoir book of Dusseldorf St Maria records the death "XV Kal Sep 1475" of "domini Gerardi Juliacensis et Montensis ducis" [1071].

Married: (1444) SOPHIE of Saxony-Lauenburg, daughter of BERNHARD Duke of Saxony-Lauenburg & his wife Adelheid of Pomerania (-9 Sep 1473). 'Botho's Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names "Soffya", who married "the Hertogh van den Barge", the daughter son of "Hertoghe Bernd, Hertoghen Ereken sone to Sassen, and ay Here to Louenborch" and his wife [1072]. The memoir book of Dusseldorf St Maria records the death "VI Id Sep 1473" of "domine Sophie de Sassen ducisse Juliacensis and Montensis" and in memorial of "domini Gerardi ducis eius conthoralis" [1073].

Gerhard VII & SOPHIE of Saxony-Lauenburg Had Three Children:

  • 1) WILHELM [VIII] (9 Jan 1455-6 Sep 1511). He succeeded in 1475 as WILHELM [IV] Duke of Jülich and Berg. m firstly (Saarbrücken 19 Oct 1472) ELISABETH of Nassau-Saarbrücken, daughter of JOHANN [II] Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken & his first wife Jeanne de Looz of Heinsberg (19 Oct 1459-9 Mar 1479). The memoir book of Duesseldorf St Maria records the death "V Id Mar 1479" of "domina Elizabeth de Nassauwe ducissa et conthoralis ... domini nostri Wilhelmi ducis Juliancensis et Montensis" [1074]. m secondly (8 Jul 1481) SIBYLLE von Brandenburg, daughter of ALBRECHT ACHILLES Elector of Brandenburg and his second wife Anna of Saxony (Ansbach 31 May 1467-Kaster 9 Jul 1524, bur Altenberger Cathedral). Botho's Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records the second of the daughters of "Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederike sone to Brandenborch and Borggreve" and his second wife marrying "the Hertogh van Bergh and Julich" but does not name her [1075].
  • 2) ADOLF (1458-1470).
  • 3). GERHARD (-young).

1st son Wilhelm VIII & Anna of Saxony, his second wife had one child:

MARIE (3 Aug 1491-Büderich 29 Aug 1543). (1 Oct. 1510) JOHANN von Kleve, son of JOHANN II Duke of Kleve & his wife Mathilde of Hesse (Kleve 10 Nov 1490-6 Feb 1539, bur Kleve). Duke of Jülich and mountain 1511. Duke of Kleve 1521. Duke of Jülich-Kleve-Berg 1524.

Source -


  • Bruderschaftsbuch des jülich-bergischen Hubertusordens [um 1480], BSB Cod.icon. 318, Fol. 6
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Gerhard VII Duke of Jülich and Berg's Timeline

Deutschland (Germany)
January 9, 1455
Düren, Jülich-Berg, Deutschland(HRR)
August 19, 1475
Age 55
Burg Lülsdorf, Niederkassel, Herzogtum Berg, Deutschland(HRR)
Altenberger Dom, Altenberg, Herzogtum Jülich, Deutschland(HRR)