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Floris VAN HOLLAND, III Count of Holland[1]

Male Abt 1140 - 1190  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Floris VAN HOLLAND 
    Suffix III Count of Holland 
    Born Abt 1140  Europe Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Name 'Crusader' van Holland  [1
    Name Florent de Hollande  [2, 3
    Name Florent III De Hollande  [4
    Occupation From 1157 to 1190  [4
    Comte de Hollande 
    _AMTID 330126063603:1030:114017017 
    _FSFTID K8SY-CK9 
    _UID 615ACE884DE04D71B1474C16B29A9BBDFAF1 
    Died 1 Aug 1190  Tyr, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • On September 28, 1162 he married Ada, sister of king William I ofScotland, also known as William the Lion. The county of Holland adoptedfrom him the rampant lion in the coat of arms and the name of William.
      Floris III was a loyal vassal to Frederick I Barbarossa. He accompaniedthe emperor on two expeditions to Italy in 1158 and 1176-1178. Frederickthanked him by making Floris part of the imperial nobility.
      The emperor gave Floris the toll right of Geervliet, the most importanttoll station in Holland at that time. This was actually the legalisationof an existing situation, because the counts of Holland had chargedtolls illegally since the start of the 11th century.
      Many farmers came to Holland to turn the swamps into agricultural lands.Dikes and dams were build and the border between Holland and thebishopric of Utrecht had to be determined. There was a dispute betweenFloris and the bishop of Utrecht about a new dam in the Rhine atZwammerdam in 1165, which had to be settled by emperor Frederick. Thebrother of Floris, Baldwin became bishop of Utrecht in 1178.
      War broke out between Flanders and Holland. Count Philip of Flanderswanted to have Zeeland. Floris was captured in Brugge and had to acceptFlemish overlordship in Zeeland as ransom in 1167.
      During his reign Floris III had troubles with West Friesland and a warwith Philip count of Flanders concerning their respective rights in WestZeeland, in which he was beaten. In 1170 a great flood caused immensedevastation in the north and helped to form the Zuider Zee.
      In 1189 Floris accompanied Frederick Barbarossa upon the third Crusade,of which he was a distinguished leader. He died in 1190 at Antioch ofpestilence and was buried there.
    Person ID I5252  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2010 

    Father Thierry VI DE HOLLANDE,   b. Abt 1114,   d. 5 Aug 1157  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Sophie DE RHEINEKE,   b. Aft 1115,   d. 26 Feb 1176  (Age < 59 years) 
    Married Bef 1137 
    Family ID F2893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ada OF HUNTINGDON,   b. Abt 1140, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11 Jan 1204  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1162  [1
    Children 
     1. Marguerite DE HOLLANDE,   b. Abt 1165, Europe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1203  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ada CANMORE OF HUNTINGDON, Princess of Scotland,   b. 1139, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1206, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1162 
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F12115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart