Katharina van Egmont, regent van Gelre

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Princess of Guelders Catharina van Egmont, Regent of Geldern

French: Capet, Regent of Geldern
Also Known As: "Princess of Guelders"
Birthplace: Geldern, Germany
Death: January 25, 1497 (57-58)
Geldern, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Arnold van Egmont, duke of Gelre, count of Zutphen and Katharina van Egmont (van Kleef), Duchess of Guelders
Wife of Louis de Bourbon, prince-évêque de Liège
Mother of Pierre de Bourbon, Seigneur de l'Isle, Baron de Busset et de Puisagut; Louis Capet (De Bourbon), Bâtard De Liège and Jacques de Bourbon bâtard de Liège
Sister of Mary of Guelders, Queen consort of Scotland; Willem van Gelre; Margaret of Guelders; Adolf van Egmont, duke of Guelders; Willem van Gelre and 1 other

Occupation: Regent of Geldern
Managed by: Edward Leo Neary
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About Katharina van Egmont, regent van Gelre


The fact that Katharina van Egmont was the mother of Loiuis de Bourbon's children is unconfirmed. The subject is discussed in Medlands.

Kerrebrouck discusses the claim that the mother of the children of Louis de Bourbon Bishop of Liège was Katharina van Egmont Regent of Geldern (1439-1496), first made in 1628 by the brothers Scévole and Louis de Saincte-Marthe, and embellished during the 18th century by the assertion of a secret marriage between the alleged couple.


Catherine of Guelders (ca. 1440 – Guelders, January 25, 1497), was regent of the Duchy of Guelders between 1477 and 1492.

Catherine of Guelders was the fourth and youngest child of Arnold, Duke of Guelders (1410-1473) and Catherine of Cleves (1417–1479).
Until 1477, she led an inconspicuous life, in the shadow of her brother Adolf, at war with his father, and her sisters Mary, married to King James II of Scotland and Margaret, married to Frederick I, Count Palatine of Simmern. Despite efforts by her father, no suitable husband was found for Catherine

17th century theories that she was secretly married with Louis de Bourbon, Bishop of Liège, are now believed to be FALSE.


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Katharina van Egmont, regent van Gelre's Timeline

Geldern, Germany
November 1464
The Netherlands
Benwick, Cambridgeshire, England (United Kingdom)
January 25, 1497
Age 58
Geldern, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany