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Otto I van Gelre

Male Abt 1150 - Aft 1207  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Otto I van Gelre 
    Born Abt 1150  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 30 Apr 1207  [1
    Person ID I14098  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 26 May 2018 

    Father Hendrik van Gelre,   b. Abt 1117,   d. Between 27 May 1182 and 10 Sep 1182  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Agnes von Arnstein,   d. Bef 1179 
    Married Abt 1135  [1
    Family ID F8791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richardis von Scheyern-Wittelsbach,   b. Abt 1173,   d. 7 Dec 1231  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Irmgarde of Gelre,   d. Aft 1230
    +2. Gerhard van Gelre,   b. Abt 1185,   d. 22 Aug 1229  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +3. Aleida van Gelre,   b. Abt 1187,   d. 4 Feb 1218  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 31 May 2019 
    Family ID F8790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Count of Guelders. "Otto I of Guelders joined his Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa on the Third Crusade (1189-1192) during which he aided the Crusader army in the taking of Iconium. After the death of Frederick I Barbarossa, some of the crusaders in the army left for home but Otto joined one of the groups that went on towards Syria and Palestine. After arriving in the Holy Land, Otto joined the army of Guy of Lusignan, the King of Jerusalem, who was besieging the city of Acre. Further hardships decimated the army of the late Frederick, and by the spring of 1191 most of them had left for home. Otto was the only survivor from the Low Countries, and returned home in 1190." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.