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Jan III de Glymes

Dutch: Jan III van Glymen van Bergen
Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Death: January 20, 1532 (79)
Brussel, België
Place of Burial: Bergen op Zoom, Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan II (metten lippen) de Glymes van Bergen op Zoom and Marguerite de Rouvroy de Saint Simon
Husband of Adrienne de Brimeu
Father of Anna de Glymes; Adrienne de Glymes; Filips de Glymes; Anton de Glymes, markies van Bergen op Zoom and Jan de Glymes, seigneur de Walhain
Brother of Henri de Glymes, évêque de Cambrai; Johanna de Glymes; Michiel de Glymes; Filip de Glymes and Cornelis de Glymes, heer van Zevenbergen
Half brother of Kathelijne van Bergen; Hubert van Bergen; Dismas van Bergen; Agnes van Bergen and Anton de Glymes

Occupation: heer van Bergen op Zoom, Waver
Managed by: Max Bégon-Lours
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About Jan III de Glymes


John III, Lord of Bergen op Zoom or John III of Glymes (1452 – 1532 in Brussels) was a noble from the Low Countries.

He was the son of John II of Glymes and Margaret of Rouveroy and succeeded his father as Lord of Bergen op Zoom. In 1494 he purchased the Croy Castle.

As his father, John III was an important political figure of his time. He was First Chamberlain at the Burgundian-Habsburg Court of Maximilian of Austria, Philip the Handsome, and Emperor Charles V. He became a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece and was sent in 1508 to England to arrange the marriage between Charles V and Mary Tudor. However, changes in the political alliances of the European powers meant this wedding never took place.

John III was advisor of Margaret of Austria, who was Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands between 1507–1515 and 1519–1530. He also corresponded with Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Thomas More, Desiderius Erasmus, Thomas Wolsey and King Henry VIII of England.

He was a member of the Secret Council of Mechelen, Dean of the Order of the Golden Fleece, chairman of the Council of Court and executor of the last will of Margaret of Austria (1480–1530). John died in Brussels in 1532.

He married in 1487 with Adriana of Brimeu, daughter of Guy and had :

John of Glymes of Bergen (1489–1514), killed in a duel. Anna of Glymes of Bergen (1492–1541), married Adolf of Burgundy. Adriana of Glymes of Bergen (1495–1524), married Philip I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein Philip of Glymes (1498–1525) Antony of Glymes (1500–1541), his successor.

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Jan III de Glymes's Timeline

October 15, 1452
Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Age 39
of Nord, France
March 9, 1495
Age 42
Wouw, Roosendaal, North Brabant, Netherlands
May 24, 1498
Age 45
Wouw, Roosendaal, North Brabant, Netherlands
May 13, 1500
Age 47
January 20, 1532
Age 79
Brussel, België
November 16, 1991
Age 79
November 29, 1991
Age 79