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Personal data Gerard II van Gelre 

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Ancestors (and descendant) of Gerard II van Gelre

Gerard III Flamens
± 1022-< 1076

Gerard II van Gelre
± 1090-1131

Ermgard van Zutphen
± 1085-> 1134

Household of Gerard II van Gelre

He is married to Ermgard van Zutphen.



  1. Hendrik I van Gelre  ± 1110-1182 

Notes about Gerard II van Gelre

GERHARD [II] (-24 Oct [1131], bur Wassenberg). Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Rees by charter dated 1112 witnessed by "Henricus dux de Lintburg, Almer advocatus, Hugo, Adolf comes de Safenberk, Advocatus Teodericus, Comes Gerhardus et filius eius Gerhardus…"[1005]. "…Gerhardus comes de Gelleren et filius eius Gerhardus…" witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln donated property to Meregelpe[1006]. Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Dunwald and shared the Vogteischaft with "comitis Adolphi" by charter dated 1118 witnessed by "…Gerardus comes de Wassenberg […et filius eius Gerardus]…"[1007]. Graaf van Gelre. [Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "…Liberi. Paganus dux, Franco burgicomes, Gerhardus comes de Gelre, Adolfus comes de Monte, Adolfus comes de Saffenberg…"[1008]. It is unclear whether this document refers to Gerhard [I] or Gerhard [II].] The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Gherit" was installed as "grave van Gelre" in 1107 and died in 1131, adding that he married "greve Floris van Hollants dochter"[1009]. The last statement does not appear consistent with other sources. [The necrology of Wassenberg records the death 24 Oct [1131] of “dominus Gerardus Longus comes Gelrie, qui fuit fundator et dotator huius ecclesie in Wassenberg”[1010]. It is unclear from this document whether it refers to Gerhard [I] or Gerhard [II].]

m ([1115/17]) as her first husband, ERMGARD van Zutphen, daughter of OTTO [II] "der Reiche" Graaf van Zutphen & his wife Judith --- (-after 1134). A charter dated 1134 records the donation by "Domina Ermengardis comitissa…hæres legitima oppidi Sutphaniensis…cum marito suo Cunrado comite de Lucelenburg et filio suo Henrico" of "ecclesiam Lochemensem", confirmed by the bishop of Utrecht, for the souls of "mariti sui Gerardi…domini Ottonis comitis patris sui et matris suæ Judithæ et fratrum suorum piæ memoriæ…episcopi Theodrici et comitum Henrici et Gerardi"[1011]. She married secondly (before 1134) Conrad II Comte de Luxembourg.

Gerhard [II] & his wife had two children:

HENDRIK ([1117]-[27 May/10 Sep] 1182, bur Kloster Kamp).
SALOME (-before 1194).

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