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  1. Dirk Of Burgundy: Birth: Abt 1114 in <'S-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands>. Death: 5 Aug 1157


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a. Note:   Graaf = Count -------------------- Floris II, Count of Holland (reigned 1091�March 2, 1121) or Floris the Fat, was the first from the native dynasty of Holland to be called Count of Holland. He was the son of his predecessor Dirk V and Othilde. Floris II ended the conflict with the Bishop of Utrecht (which he inherited from his father, and should be seen in light of the power struggle between the Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor), most likely by becoming his vassal. In 1101 he was endowed with the title of Count of Holland by the bishop of Utrecht, after acquiring Rhineland (Leiden and surroundings) ('comes de Hollant', up until that time the counts' dominion had been officially referred to as Frisia). Around 1108, Floris II married Gertrude, the daughter of Thierry II, the Duke of Lorraine. Gertrude changed her name to Petronila (which is derived from Peter), in recognition of her loyalty to the Holy See. Petronila and Floris II had four children, three boys and one girl: Dirk, Floris, Simon and Hedwig, respectively. Dirk became his successor, Dirk VI of Holland, while Floris became known as Floris the Black and contested his brother's power. -------------------- Floris II (Vlaardingen, ca. 1085 - ?, 2 maart 1122), bijgenaamd de Vette of de Dikke, was de eerste Friese graaf die zich niet langer graaf van Frisia noemde, maar graaf van Holland Florentius comes de Hollant. Hij was de zoon van Dirk V van Holland en Othilde. Hij werd te Vlaardingen geboren en is begraven in de abdij van Egmond. Voor zijn huwelijk had hij een buitenechtelijke relatie waaruit een dochter Hadewijch Florisdr werd geboren. Hadewijch trouwde ca 1115 met Hugo III van Voorne. Omstreeks 1108 trouwde Floris II met Geertruida van Saksen, dochter van de hertog van Opper-Lotharingen en halfzuster van de Duitse Koning Lotharius III van Supplinburg. Geertruida veranderde haar naam waarschijnlijk nog tijdens haar huwelijk in Petronilla. Hiermee wilde ze vermoedelijk uiting geven aan haar verbondenheid met Petrus en de paus. Zij kregen samen minstens 3 kinderen, Dirk die zijn vader zou opvolgen, Floris die bekend werd als Floris de Zwarte en Simon die kanunnik te Utrecht werd. Floris II be�eindigde het conflict met de bisschop van Utrecht, waarschijnlijk door hem in 1101 als leenheer te erkennen. Nadat hij zijn gebied had uitgebreid met Leiden en omgeving kreeg hij van de bisschop de titel Graaf van Holland. Floris II is de eerste die zo genoemd werd, daarvoor werd zijn domein nog als het graafschap Friesland aangeduid. De bijnaam de Vette of de Dikke had waarschijnlijk met zijn zwaarlijvigheid te maken, maar het kan ook een verwijzing naar zijn rijkdom zijn geweest. Floris II gold in zijn tijd namelijk als zeer rijk door het geld dat hij verdiende met veenontginningen en tolheffing aan de monding van de grote rivieren. Floris heeft tijdens zijn bewind diverse houten kerken vervangen door kerken van tufsteen. Toen Floris overleed was zijn zoon Dirk nog maar 7 jaar oud. Zijn moeder bestuurde Holland als regentes tot Dirk oud genoeg was. -------------------- Floris II, Count of Holland (reigned 1091�March 2, 1121) or Floris the Fat, was the first from the native dynasty of Holland to be called Count of Holland. He was the son of his predecessor Dirk V and Othilde. Floris II ended the conflict with the Bishop of Utrecht (which he inherited from his father, and should be seen in light of the power struggle between the Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor), most likely by becoming his vassal. In 1101 he was endowed with the title of Count of Holland by the bishop of Utrecht, after acquiring Rhineland (Leiden and surroundings) ('comes de Hollant', up until that time the counts' dominion had been officially referred to as Frisia). Around 1108, Floris II married Gertrude, the daughter of Thierry II, the Duke of Lorraine. Gertrude changed her name to Petronila (which is derived from Peter), in recognition of her loyalty to the Holy See. Petronila and Floris II had four children, three boys and one girl: Dirk, Floris, Simon and Hedwig, respectively. Dirk became his successor, Dirk VI of Holland, while Floris became known as Floris the Black and contested his brother's power. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floris_II,_Count_of_Holland -------------------- Floris II, Count of Holland (reigned 1091�March 2, 1121) or Floris the Fat, was the first from the native dynasty of Holland to be called Count of Holland. He was the son of his predecessor Dirk V and Othilde. Floris II ended the conflict with the Bishop of Utrecht (which he inherited from his father, and should be seen in light of the power struggle between the Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor), most likely by becoming his vassal. In 1101 he was endowed with the title of Count of Holland by the bishop of Utrecht, after acquiring Rhineland (Leiden and surroundings) ('comes de Hollant', up until that time the counts' dominion had been officially referred to as Frisia). Around 1108, Floris II married Gertrude, the daughter of Thierry II, the Duke of Lorraine. Gertrude changed her name to Petronila (which is derived from Peter), in recognition of her loyalty to the Holy See. Petronila and Floris II had four children, three boys and one girl: Dirk, Floris, Simon and Hedwig, respectively. Dirk became his successor, Dirk VI of Holland, while Floris became known as Floris the Black and contested his brother's power.


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