Edmund Holand, 4th Earl of Kent, 5th Baron Holand
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Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent, 5th Baron Holand, KG (6 January 1384 – 15 September 1408) was the Earl of Kent in ca. 1400 – ca. 1407. He was the 106th Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1403.
He was the second son of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent and Alice Fitzalan. His maternal grandparents were Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel and Eleanor of Lancaster.
He was a younger brother of Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey. Edmund succeeded his childless brother as Earl of Kent on 7 January 1400.
He married at St. Mary Overy, Southwark, on 24 January 1406 Lucia Visconti (c. 1370 - 4 April 1424), daughter of Bernabò Visconti, Lord of Milan, and wife Beatrice Regina della Scala, without issue. He had an affair with Constance of York and fathered illegitimately Eleanor de Holland born in c. 1406; Eleanor was later married to James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley.
He was killed at the battle of Île-de-Bréhat on 15 Sep 1408.
He is buried on the island of Lavrec, one the Brehat archipelago. His remains might have been the one discovered there, showing an important warrior, died after a serious wound at the chest.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- ↑ Edmund Holand, in Find A Grave.
- EDMUND de Holand (6 Jan 1383-killed in battle Ile de Bréhat, Brittany 15 Sep 1408, bur Bourne Abbey, Lincolnshire)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
- Edmund de Holand, 4th Earl of Kent, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.