Dietrich, I Count of Holland

Male Abt 870 - Aft 928  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name Dietrich  
    Suffix I Count of Holland 
    Born Abt 870  Friesland, Niedersachen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 6 Oct 928  Ghent, Flandres, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 6 Oct 928  Egmond, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I5234  BlytheGenealogy
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 

    Father Gerulf, Graf von Friesland Count of Frisia,   b. Abt 835, Friesland, Niedersachen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Abt 4 Aug 889  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Bef 889  [1
    Family ID F28982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Geva 
    Children 
     1. Dietrich, II Count of Holland,   b. Abt 920 OR 930, Ghent, Flandres, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 988  (Age ~ 58 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F2072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • DIRK, son of GERULF Count [of Frisia] and his wife --- -6 Oct, 928 o r after, maybe after 8 Jul 949, buried Egmond). His parentage is dedu ced from the Chronologia Johannes de Beke which records that Charles I I "le Chauve" King of the West Franks granted "ecclesia Egmondensem e t Kinhem a Zuitgerdes-Haga" to "Theodrico fratri Walgeri principis" i n 863 at the request of "comitis Haganonis", although as explained i n the Introduction to the present document there are considerable chro nological difficulties with accepting the dating of this text. The sa me grant of land is also referred to in the charter dated "XVII Kal Iu l… anno XXX regnante domno Karolo rege", under which "Karolus… rex Fra ncorum" granted property "Suuithardeshaga usque Fortrapa et Kinnem" t o "fideli nostro… Theoderico" in the presence of "Hagano… comes", whic h is more credible from a chronological point of view, on the assumpti on that "Karolus… rex Francorum" is Charles III "le Simple" King of th e West Franks not Charles II "le Chauve". The document makes no refer ence to Dirk's family relationship with Waltger. The Annales Egmundan i state that Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks grante d "forestum Aewasda" to "Theodorico comiti Hollandiæ " in 867 at the r equest of "Hemma regina", and incidentally also confirm that the sam e Count Dirk had been granted "Ekmundam… et aliis… inter Forthrepam e t Sintherthes" in 863. This text is also dubious from a chronologica l point of view. The corresponding charter is dated "DCCC[C]LXVIII[I ] Id Apr… regnante domno Loth[ario] anno XV", under which "Loth[arius] … rex" granted property "forestum Was[el]a" to "nostro fideli… Theoder ico comiti" at the request of "coniunx nostra Hemma regina", althoug h the text contains contradictions which suggest that it is spurious . "Hemma regina" was the wife of Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of th e East Franks, whereas Lothaire II was the king of Lotharingia (whos e territory included the Low Countries) who had ruled for fifteen year s in 869. The Oorkondenboek van Holland en Zeeland dates this charte r to 969, on the assumption that it refers to Count Dirk II, but if th at is correct the grantee would have been Emperor Otto I. On the othe r hand, if the correct date was 869, the only other reference to a Cou nt Dirk around that time is the dubious reference in Beke's Chronologi a. He is known to history as DIRK I Count of Holland, although it i s unlikely that he used this territorial epithet at the time. He foun ded the monastery at Egmond. "Theodericus… Holtlandensis comes… Flore ntii filius" recites the ownership history of properties claimed by th e church of Utrecht in Holland, including the foundation of Egmond chu rch by "Theodericus, frater Waldgeri, cum legitima coniuge sua Geua" , by spurious charter dated 26 Jul 1083, probably written in [1130] . Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks restored Kloster Su steren to the abbey of Prü m by charter dated 19 Jan 916 which names " fidelium nostrorum… Widricus comes palatii, Richuuinus comes, Gisleber tus, Matfridus, Beringerius comites, Theodericus comes, Reinherus come s, Erleboldus comes, Uualcherus comes". "Gysalbertus dux rectorque S . Traiectenses ecclesie" donated property "Gulisam… in pago [Ardunensi ] in comitatu Everhardi" to Trier by charter dated 928, subscribed b y "Walgeri comitis, Thiedrici comitis, Cristiani comitis, Folcoldi com itis". Flodoard's Annals record that "Gislebertus… dux et Otho, Isaa c atque Theodericus comites" offered the French crown to Louis IV "d'O utremer" King of the West Franks in 939. "Dominus Theodericus comes … cum… coniuge sua… Geva" donated property "in villa Franla… in vill a Allecmere… in villa Callinge" to the church of Egmond, and "dominu s Theodericus junior filius prefati Theoderici" exchanged property "i n orientali parte fluminis… Fle" for property "in villa Nienthorp", b y undated charter. "Theoderici" is named in charters dated Dec 941 an d 11 Mar 948, and "Teoderici comitis" is named in charters dated 10 Ju l [936/41] and 8 Jul 949. It is not known whether these later names r efer to Dirk I or Dirk II. Beke's Egmondsch Necrologium records the d eath "900 Pridie Non Oct" of "Theodericus primus comes" and his buria l at Egmond, although the year is inconsistent with the other source s cited above. He married GEVA, daughter of --- -11 Jan ----, buried E gmond). The Annales Egmundani name "Geva comitissa" as wife of "Theod ericus primus comes [Hollandensium]". The Chronologia Johannes de Bek e also records that "Theodricus primus Hollandie comes" married "matro nam nobilem… Ghevam". "Dominus Theodericus comes… cum… coniuge sua… G eva" donated property "in villa Franla… in villa Allecmere… in villa C allinge" to the church of Egmond, and "dominus Theodericus junior fili us prefati Theoderici" exchanged property "in orientali parte fluminis … Fle" for property "in villa Nienthorp", by undated charter. "Theode ricus… Holtlandensis comes… Florentii filius" recites the ownership hi story of properties claimed by the church of Utrecht in Holland, inclu ding the foundation of Egmond church by "Theodericus, frater Waldgeri , cum legitima coniuge sua Geua", by spurious charter dated 26 Jul 108 3, probably written in [1130]. Beke's Egmondsch Necrologium records t he death "III Id Jan" of "Geva prima comitissa uxor Theoderici" and he r burial at Egmond.
      [http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/HOLLAND.htm#DirkIA]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3514] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy online [http://fmg.ac].