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Aarnout van Holland, Count of Holland, was born circa 951 in Ghent, East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium to Dirk II van Holland (930-988) and Hildegard of Flanders (935-990) and died 18 September 993 in Winkel, North Holland, Netherlands of drowning. He married Lutgardis von Luxemburg (955-1003) May 980 JL . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from France, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom.


Arnulf is first mentioned (together with his parents) in 970. Like his father, his name appears in numerous Flemish documents at the time. In 983 Arnulf accompanied Emperor Otto II and future Emperor Otto III on their journey to Verona and Rome. As count he managed to expand his territories southwards. Arnulf donated several properties to the Abbey of Egmond, amongst others, Hillegersberg (which was previously called Bergan, but renamed after Arnulf's mother) and Overschie, which may have been rewards for the land-clearing activities of the monks of Egmond.

Arnulf was the first count to come into conflict with the West-Frisians and in 993 he invaded their territory, but on 18 September of that year he was defeated and killed in a battle near Winkel in West-Friesland. His son Dirk was still a boy at this time, but Arnulf's widow Luitgard managed to retain the county for her son with support from first Emperor Otto III and later her brother-in-law, Emperor Henry II.

On 20 September 993 Liutgard donated her properties at Rugge to Saint Peter's abbey of Ghent for the soul of her husband. In June 1005 she made peace with the West-Frisians through mediation by Emperor Henry.



Children


Offspring of Aarnout van Holland and Lutgardis von Luxemburg (955-1003)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Dirk III van Holland (c983-1039) <year not a number> Gent <year not a number> Egmond Othilde von Sachsen (c989-1044)

Adelina van Holland (990-1045) <year not a number> <year not a number> Baudouin de Boulogne (?-1033)
Enguerrand de Ponthieu (c995-1046)

Siegfied van Holland (?-?)





Preceded by
Dirk II
Count of West Frisia
988-993
Succeeded by
Dirk III




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