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Katherina of Kleve

Female 1417 - 1476  (58 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Katherina of Kleve was born on 25 May 1417 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany (daughter of Adolf I and Marie of Burgundy); died on 10 Feb 1476 in Lobith, Rijnwarden, Gelderland, Netherlands; was buried in Grave, Brabant, Netherlands.

    Notes:

    "[F]orced into a political marriage at the age of thirteen, she grew to intensely dislike her husband, and after bearing him six children, left him in 1440 when aged twenty-three, later collaborated with her son against her husband, a patron of the arts, she commissioned a magnificent Book of Hours." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

    Katherina married Arnold van Egmond on 26 Jan 1430 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany. Arnold (son of Jan II and Maria van Arkel) was born after 17 Jul 1410; died on 23 Feb 1473 in Grave, Brabant, Netherlands; was buried in Grave, Brabant, Netherlands. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mary of Guelders was born on 17 Jan 1433 in Grave, Brabant, Netherlands; died on 1 Dec 1463 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; was buried in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Adolf I was born on 26 Dec 1373 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany (son of Adolf III and Margarete of Ravensberg); died on 23 Sep 1448 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; was buried in Wesel, Westphalia, Germany.

    Notes:

    Duke of Kleve (Cleves). "[A] public-spirited ruler who simplified the legal system, insured the maintenance of dikes and drains throughout his lands, raised to Duke by the emperor Sigmund, preserved the independence of his duchy from the ambitions of his powerful neighbor Dietrich von Mörs, Archbishop of Cologne, strengthened by his Burgundian connections." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

    Adolf married Marie of Burgundy on 12 Jul 1406 in Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France. Marie (daughter of Jean of Burgundy and Margareta of Bavaria) was born in Jan 1394; died on 30 Oct 1463 in Burg Monterberg near Kalkar, Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; was buried in Bruges, Belgium. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Marie of Burgundy was born in Jan 1394 (daughter of Jean of Burgundy and Margareta of Bavaria); died on 30 Oct 1463 in Burg Monterberg near Kalkar, Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; was buried in Bruges, Belgium.

    Notes:

    "[B]rought with her an enormous treasure in metalwork and precious fabrics as well as crucial political ties." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

    Children:
    1. 1. Katherina of Kleve was born on 25 May 1417 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; died on 10 Feb 1476 in Lobith, Rijnwarden, Gelderland, Netherlands; was buried in Grave, Brabant, Netherlands.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Adolf III was born in 1334 (son of Adolf II and Margaret of Kleve); died on 7 Sep 1394 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; was buried in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany.

    Notes:

    Count of Kleve (Cleves) and Mark.

    Adolf married Margarete of Ravensberg about 1369. Margarete (daughter of Gerhard VI of Jülich and Margareta von Ravensberg) was born about 1350; died on 10 Oct 1425 in Burg Monterberg near Kalkar, Kleves, Westphalia, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Margarete of Ravensberg was born about 1350 (daughter of Gerhard VI of Jülich and Margareta von Ravensberg); died on 10 Oct 1425 in Burg Monterberg near Kalkar, Kleves, Westphalia, Germany.
    Children:
    1. 2. Adolf I was born on 26 Dec 1373 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; died on 23 Sep 1448 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; was buried in Wesel, Westphalia, Germany.

  3. 6.  Jean of Burgundy was born on 28 May 1371 in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France (son of Philippe II and Marguerite of Flanders); died on 10 Sep 1419; was buried in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France.

    Notes:

    Duke of Burgundy. "Sans Peur" (the Fearless). "[A] crusader, acquired Boulogne and other cities for Burgundy, exploiting the weaknesses of France and the Empire to aggrandize Burgundy, cauased the murder of Duke Louis of Orléans in 1407, virtual ruler of France 1408-13 but assassinated by his enemy the Dauphin." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

    Jean married Margareta of Bavaria on 12 Apr 1385 in Cambrai, Hauts-de-France, France. Margareta (daughter of Albrecht I and Margareta von Schliesen-Brieg) was born in 1363; died on 24 Jan 1424 in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France; was buried in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Margareta of Bavaria was born in 1363 (daughter of Albrecht I and Margareta von Schliesen-Brieg); died on 24 Jan 1424 in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France; was buried in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France.

    Notes:

    Duchess of Bavaria. "[H]eiress in her issue of Holland, with her husband participated in the defense of Burgundy and after his death occupied in constant war against Charles VII." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

    Children:
    1. 3. Marie of Burgundy was born in Jan 1394; died on 30 Oct 1463 in Burg Monterberg near Kalkar, Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; was buried in Bruges, Belgium.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Adolf II (son of Engelbert II and Mechtild); died in 1347 in Guelders, Netherlands.

    Notes:

    Count of the Mark. Prefect of Werden and Essen. Visited the Holy Land in 1331 and received knighthood there.

    Adolf married Margaret of Kleve on 15 Mar 1332. Margaret (daughter of Dietrich IX and Margarethe ven Gelre) was born about 1314; died after 1340. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Margaret of Kleve was born about 1314 (daughter of Dietrich IX and Margarethe ven Gelre); died after 1340.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 18 Sep 1348

    Children:
    1. 4. Adolf III was born in 1334; died on 7 Sep 1394 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; was buried in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany.

  3. 10.  Gerhard VI of Jülich (son of Wilhelm V-I and Johanna of Holland and Hainault); died on 18 May 1360.

    Notes:

    Count of Ravensberg and Berg.

    Gerhard married Margareta von Ravensberg in 1338. Margareta (daughter of Otto IV and Margareta von Berg) died on 13 Feb 1389. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Margareta von Ravensberg (daughter of Otto IV and Margareta von Berg); died on 13 Feb 1389.

    Notes:

    Countess of Ravensberg. Heiress of Berg.

    Children:
    1. Wilhelm II-VII of Jülich was born about 1348; died on 25 Jun 1408.
    2. 5. Margarete of Ravensberg was born about 1350; died on 10 Oct 1425 in Burg Monterberg near Kalkar, Kleves, Westphalia, Germany.

  5. 12.  Philippe II was born on 17 Jan 1342 in Pontoise, Vexin, France (son of Jean II, King of France and Jutta de Luxemburg); died on 27 Apr 1404 in Brabant; was buried in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France.

    Notes:

    Duke of Burgundy. "Le Hardi" (the Bold). "[S]urpassed by few in political and administrative talent in his time, he maintained power in France to the advantage of his house in Burgundy and Flanders, and created a Burgundian state and court with a substantial body of literary, artistic, and architectural patronage." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

    Philippe married Marguerite of Flanders on 19 Jun 1369 in Ghent, Flanders. Marguerite (daughter of Louis III and Margaretha of Brabant) was born on 13 Apr 1350 in Male, near Bruges, Belgium; died on 21 Mar 1405 in Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France; was buried in Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Marguerite of Flanders was born on 13 Apr 1350 in Male, near Bruges, Belgium (daughter of Louis III and Margaretha of Brabant); died on 21 Mar 1405 in Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France; was buried in Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

    Notes:

    "[S]killed in matters of state, shared her husband's interests in book collecting." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

    Children:
    1. 6. Jean of Burgundy was born on 28 May 1371 in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France; died on 10 Sep 1419; was buried in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France.

  7. 14.  Albrecht I was born on 25 Jul 1336 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany (son of Ludwig IV, Holy Roman Emperor and Margareta of Hainault); died on 12 Dec 1404 in The Hague, Netherlands; was buried in The Hague, Netherlands.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 13 Dec 1404, The Hague, Netherlands

    Notes:

    Duke of Bavaria, Count of Holland. "[R]egent after 1357/8 of Holland, Hainault and Zeeland for his insane brother Willem V, the marriages of his children drew him into the Burgundian orbit, founder of a Carmelite cloister and two knightly orders, neither energetic nor able, his rule saw a series of controversies between nobles and bourgeoisie in which he wavered from one side to the other, he disputed and ejected his heir, his widow declined to administer his insolvent estate." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

    Albrecht married Margareta von Schliesen-Brieg on 28 Jul 1353 in Prague, Bohemia. Margareta (daughter of Ludwig I von Schliesen-Liegnitz and Agnes von Schlesien) was born after 1346; died on 26 Feb 1386 in The Hague, Netherlands; was buried in The Hague, Netherlands. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Margareta von Schliesen-Brieg was born after 1346 (daughter of Ludwig I von Schliesen-Liegnitz and Agnes von Schlesien); died on 26 Feb 1386 in The Hague, Netherlands; was buried in The Hague, Netherlands.

    Notes:

    Duchess of Silesia in Brieg.

    Children:
    1. 7. Margareta of Bavaria was born in 1363; died on 24 Jan 1424 in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France; was buried in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France.