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Walraven II van Brederode, 10th lord of Brederode

Dutch: Walraven II van Brederode van Cloetinge, 10th lord of Brederode
Birthplace: Slot Batenstein, Vianen, Vijfheerenlanden, Provincie Utrecht, Nederland
Death: Died in Vianen, Vijfheerenlanden, Provincie Utrecht, Nederland
Immediate Family:

Son of Reinoud II van Brederode, heer van Vianen and Yolande van Lalaing
Husband of Geertruida van Alphen; Margaretha van Borsselen, vrouwe van Cloetinge and Anna, Gräfin von Neuenahr
Father of unknown (bastaard) van Brederode; Jan (bastaard) van Brederode; Charlotte van Brederode; Wolfert I van Brederode, heer van Kloetinge; Francisca van Brederode van Cloetinge and 10 others
Brother of Walravina van Brederode; Frans van Brederode, "Jonker Frans" and Johanna van Brederode
Half brother of Johan van Brederode and Reinier van Brederode

Occupation: Heer/Lord van Brederode, burggraaf (bailiff) van Utrecht
Managed by: Petra Spithost-Douma
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About Walraven II, heer van Brederode

Walraven II van Brederode, heer van Brederode, Vianen en Ameide, overl. febr. 1531, begr. te Vianen, tr. 1) Vianen 1492 Margaretha van Borselen, vrouwe van Cloetinge en Ridderkerk, overl. Brussel kort na 14.2.1507.

He was the son of Reinoud II van Brederode and Yolanda de Lalaing. When he was three years old his father named him Bailiff of Hagestein. Just like his father Reinoud II and his uncle Gijsbrecht van Brederode, he was captured by Bishop David of Burgundy in 1470, but he managed to escape with some assistance and fled to Castle Batenstein. On 16 October 1473 he succeeded his father as the 10th Lord of Brederode. Walraven's succession ceremony was interrupted by his half-brothers, who were illegitimate however, leaving Walraven as the rightful successor. In 1486 he was knighted by Maximilian of Austria, and took a place in Maximilian's council. After the death of Maximilian, Walraven searched for a way to reinstate the rule of the Hook faction, which would lead to a new war. After several years, Walraven defected to the opposing faction, which would prove to be a good decision.

During the Protestant Reformation the Van Brederode family left Holland and their properties were confiscated by the government. Their descendants sued the government, but when the decision came in their favor the family line had died out (the last known descendant lived in the 17th century). The debt to the unknown heirs is still on the Netherlands State Budget ("Nederlandse staatsbegroting"). Currently the Dutch monarch is entitled to the interest of the capital (Queen Wilhelmina was the first to be entitled to this money). In 1967 the sum was said to be around 3.000 million Dutch guilders.

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Walraven II, heer van Brederode's Timeline

January 8, 1462
Vianen, Vijfheerenlanden, Provincie Utrecht, Nederland
September 4, 1492
Age 30
Santpoort, Netherlands
Age 33
Age 33
Age 42
Slot Batenstein, Vianen, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Age 43
Vianen, Vianen, Utrecht, Netherlands
January 8, 1512
Age 50
The Netherlands
Age 50
Age 52