Person:Floris V, Count of Holland (1)

Floris V , Count of Holland
b.24 Jun 1254
d.27 Jun 1296
Facts and Events
Name Floris V , Count of Holland
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 Jun 1254 House of Holland
Marriage abt 1270 to Beatrix of Flanders
Death[1] 27 Jun 1296


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Count Floris V of Holland and Zeeland (24 June 1254 – 27 June 1296), "der Keerlen God" (God of the Peasants), is one of the most important figures of the first, native dynasty of Holland (833–1299). His life was documented in detail in the Rijmkroniek by Melis Stoke, his chronicler. He is credited with a mostly peaceful reign, modernizing administration, policies beneficial to trade, generally acting in the interests of his peasants at the expense of nobility, and reclaiming land from the sea. His dramatic murder engineered by King Edward I of England and Guy de Dampierre, count of Flanders, made him a hero in Holland.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Floris V, Count of Holland, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).