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Örjan Martinsson

Regents of Gelderland

The predecessor to the Dutch province of Gelderland was the duchy of Geldern, which evolved from the county of Wassenberg. Geldern was originally restricted to an area that today is located in the Dutch province of Limburg, but Gerard II acquired Zutphen through marriage and Otto and Gerard III united Veluwe and Betuwe with Geldern, which thereafter comprised a large area in the central Netherlands. The Dutch revolt in the 16th century meant that Geldern was divided, the original Geldern now called Obergeldern remained under Habsburg control while the other parts were transformed into the Dutch province of Gelderland. Most of Obergeldern became Prussian in 1715 but it was reunited with the Netherlands 1815.

County of Wassenberg

1033-1042
1042-1052
1052-1058
1053-1082
1082-1096

Gerard I
Gerard II
Gerard III
Dirk van de Velue
Gerard IV


County of Geldern
 
1096-1129
1129-1141
1141-1182
1182-1207
1207-1229
1229-1271
1271-1318
1318-1339
Gerard I (same as above)
Gerard II
Hendrik
Otto
Gerard III
Otto II
Reinald I
Reinald II

 

Duchy of Geldern
 
1339-1343
1343-1361
1361-1371
1371
1371-1379
1371-1379
Reinald II (same as above)
Reinald III
Eduard
Reinald III (restored)
War over the succession
Machteld (Matilda)
1371-1372 Jan
1371-1402 Willem I
1402-1423 Reinald IV
1423-1465
1465-1471
1471-1473
Arnold
Adolf
Arnold (restored)
1473-1477
Karel de Stoute (the Bold)
 
1477-1482 Maria
1482-1492 Filips de Schone (the Fair)
1492-1538 Karel van Egmont
1538-1543 Willem II van Gulik
1543-1555 Karel (V)
1555-1581 Filips II

Joined the United Netherlands 1581

= The Burgundian lands
 

= Spain
= Portugal
= Milan
= Both Sicilies
= Blois
= Limburg
= Frisia
= Jülich
= Germany
= Austria