Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Gerard I De Gueldre, Comte De Wassemberg

Male Abt 1099 - 1129  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name Gerard I De Gueldre 
    Suffix Comte De Wassemberg 
    Born Abt 1099  Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Gerhard I Flaminius was born about 1060, the son of Dietrich Flamens. He was the first count of Gelre from the family of Flamens. After 1086 he married Clémence de Poitou, heiress of Gleiberg, widow of Konrad I, Graf von Luxemburg, and the daughter of Guillaume V-VII, duke of Aquitaine, comte de Poitou, and Ermesinde de Longwy. They had three children, Yolande, Judith and Gerhard, who would have progeny.

    Gerhard was mentioned in 1085 as count of Wassenberg, and in 1096 for the first time as count of Gelre. The title of Landgrave also appears in 1096.

    Gerhard at different times called himself after Wassenberg (Gerhard III von Wassenberg) and after Gelre (Gerhard I von Gelre), until the designation of Gelre prevailed in 1118. As the possessor of the imperial stewardship and of a church stewardship and as an allodial landowner, Gerhard considered that his sphere of influence had shifted to Gelre by 1098. As a result of this shift the castle of Gelre was probably started about then; it was mentioned by 1237. Gerhard was the largest secular ruler after the duke of Brabant and count of Luxembourg-Namur in Lower Lotharingia. As the sole ruler in his region he remained strongly loyal to the empire.

    The year of his death is not known, but it probably occurred before 1138, possibly before 8 March 1129.  [1
    Died 8 Mar 1129  Nederland, age 69 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I396  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2018 

    Father Dietrich Flamens,   d. 1082 
    Family ID F915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clémence de Poitou, Heiress of Gleiberg,   d. 4 Jan, 1142 
    Married Aft 1086 
    Children 
    +1. Yolande van Wassenberg, De Gueldre,   b. Abt 1090, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [putative]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00120756&tree=LEO.