Place:Gelderland, Netherlands


NameGelderland
Alt namesGeldersource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 326
Gelresource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Guelderlandsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Guelderssource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
GEsource: Abbreviation
GLsource: Abbreviation
GLDsource: Abbreviation
Provincie Gelderland
GDsource: common abbreviation
TypeProvincie
Coordinates52.167°N 5.833°E
Located inNetherlands     (1815 - )
Contained Places
Amt
Nederbetuwe ( - 1811 )
Dorp
Olburgen en Achter-Drempt
Sinderen
Gemeente
Aalten
Apeldoorn
Arnhem
Barneveld
Berkelland ( 2005 - )
Beuningen
Bronckhorst ( 2005 - )
Brummen
Buren
Culemborg
Doesburg
Doetinchem
Driel
Druten
Duiven
Ede ( 600 - )
Elburg
Epe
Ermelo
Geldermalsen
Groesbeek
Harderwijk
Hattem
Heerde
Heukelum
Heumen
Lingewaal
Lingewaard ( 2001 - )
Lochem
Millingen
Montferland ( 2005 - )
Neder-Betuwe ( 2002 - )
Nijmegen
Oldebroek
Oost Gelre ( 2005 - )
Oude IJsselstreek ( 2005 - )
Overbetuwe ( 2001 - )
Putten
Renkum
Rheden
Rozendaal
Scherpenzeel
Ubbergen
Voorst
Wageningen
Westervoort
Wijchen
Winterswijk
Zaltbommel
Zevenaar
Zutphen
General region
Betuwe
Graafschap
Tielerwaard
Veluwe
Inhabited place
't Harde
Brink en Orden
Dieren
Esveld
Hummelo
Kekerdom
Kootwijk
Leuth
Lobith
Malden
Nijkerk
Nimègue
Puiflijk
Silvolde
Speuld
Tiel ( 1000 - )
Vierhouten
Wezep
Winssen
Unknown
's-Gravenwaard
Achterhoek
Andelst
Appel
Avezaath
Bahr
Bijlandsche Waard
Bommelerwaard
Breedenbroek
Bruchem
Bussloo
De Harskamp
De Horst
De Lijmers
De Marsch
De Vecht
De Veluwe
De Veluwezoom
Doddendaal
Doesburgerveen
Doornspijk (Ambt)
Doornspijk (Kerspel)
Duistervoorde
Eck en Wiel
Eimeren
Elden (Kerspel)
Ellecom (Kerspel)
Erlecom
Fraterwaard
Garderbroek
Garderen (Kerspel)
Goilberdingen
Haart
Hall
Harselaar
Havikkerwaard
Heerewaarden
Hegge
Hernen
Herveld
Het Beggelder
Het Land van Maas en Waal
Het Velde
Heure
Hien
Hollanderbroek
Holterhoek
Honderdmorgen
Hoog-Keppel
Hoophuizen
Hulhuizen
Indoornik
Ingen
Kapel-Avezaath
Kerk-Avezaath
Kijfwaard
Klarenbeek
Kulsdom
Lakemond
Lathum
Leesten
Lent (Kerspel)
Leur
Lichtenberg
Lijmers
Loevestein
Loo
Maanen
Malburgen
Mallem
Meerten
Megchelen
Meinerswijk
Merm
Middachten
Middachter Steeg
Mook
Moordhuizen
Munnikeland
Nederbiel
Nieuwgraaf
Oene
Ommeren
Oolde
Oosterhout
Overbiel
Passewaaij
Reeth
Respelhoek
Ressen
Rhedersteeg
Rijkswoud
Rijswijk
Schaarsbergen
Sint Andries
Slijk-Ewijk
Soeren
Tolkamer
Veldhuizen
Warken
Wercheren
Werven
West Pannerden
Wijnbergen
Wilp
Wisch (Ambt)
Wolferen
Worth-Rheden
Zandwijk
Zeeland
Zennewijnen
Zetten
Zutphen (Landdrostambt)
Zutphen (Scholtambt)
Zwartebroek
Voormalige gemeente
's-Heerenberg ( - 1821 )
Aalst ( 1812 - 1818 )
Afferden ( - 1818 )
Alem ( - 1821 )
Alphen ( 1812 - 1818 )
Ambt Doetinchem ( - 1919 )
Ammerzoden ( - 1999 )
Angerlo ( - 2005 )
Appeltern ( 1812 - 1984 )
Asperen ( 1987 - )
Balgoij ( - 1923 )
Batenburg ( - 1984 )
Beekbergen ( 1812 - 1818 )
Beesd ( - 1978 )
Beltrum ( 1796 - 1819 )
Bemmel ( - 2003 )
Bennekom ( 1812 - 1818 )
Bergh ( - 2005 )
Bergharen ( - 1984 )
Beusichem ( - 1978 )
Borculo ( 1812 - 2005 )
Brakel ( - 1999 )
Bredevoort ( 1813 - 1818 )
Buurmalsen ( 1818 - 1978 )
Dalem ( 1812 - 1818 )
Deil ( - 1978 )
Didam ( - 2005 )
Dinxperlo ( - 2005 )
Dodewaard ( 1818 - 2002 )
Doornspijk ( - 1974 )
Doorwerth ( 1818 - 1923 )
Dreumel ( - 1984 )
Echteld ( 1818 - 2002 )
Eibergen ( - 2005 )
Elden ( 1813 - 1818 )
Elst ( - 2001 )
Est en Opijnen ( 1818 - 1978 )
Etten ( 1812 - 1818 )
Everdingen ( - 1820 )
Ewijk ( - 1984 )
Gameren ( - 1955 )
Geesteren ( 1796 - 1812 )
Gendringen ( - 2005 )
Gendt ( - 2001 )
Gorssel ( - 2005 )
Groenlo ( - 2006 )
Haaften ( 1818 - 1978 )
Hedel ( - 1999 )
Hemmen ( - 1955 )
Hengelo ( - 2005 )
Herwen en Aerdt
Herwijnen ( - 1986 )
Heteren ( - 2000 )
Hoevelaken ( - 2000 )
Horssen ( - 1984 )
Huissen ( - 2001 )
Hummelo en Keppel ( 1818 - 2005 )
Hurwenen
IJzendoorn ( 1818 - 1923 )
Kerkwijk ( 1818 - 1999 )
Kesteren ( 1818 - 2003 )
Kring van Dorth ( 1818 - 1831 )
Laag-Blokland ( 1817 - 1857 )
Laren ( - 1971 )
Lede en Oudewaard ( 1812 - 1822 )
Leeuwen ( 1812 - 1818 )
Lent ( - 1818 )
Lichtenvoorde ( 1812 - 2005 )
Lienden
Loenen ( 1812 - 1818 )
Maurik ( - 1999 )
Nederhemert ( - 1955 )
Neede ( 1812 - 2005 )
Netterden ( 1811 - 1820 )
Niftrik ( 1811 - 1817 )
Nijbroek ( 1811 - 1817 )
Ochten
Ooij en Persingen ( 1811 - 1817 )
Oosterbeek ( 1811 - 1817 )
Ophemert ( 1818 - 1978 )
Overasselt ( - 1984 )
Pannerden ( 1818 - 1985 )
Poederoijen ( - 1955 )
Rossum ( 1818 - 1999 )
Ruurlo ( - 2005 )
Stad Doetinchem
Steenderen ( - 2005 )
Terborg ( 1812 - 1817 )
Valburg ( 1818 - 2001 )
Varik ( - 1978 )
Varsseveld ( 1812 - 1818 )
Veessen ( 1812 - 1817 )
Verwolde ( 1818 - 1854 )
Vorden ( - 2005 )
Vuren ( 1818 - 1987 )
Waardenburg ( - 1978 )
Wadenoijen ( 1818 - 1956 )
Wamel ( 1812 - 1985 )
Warnsveld ( 1812 - 2005 )
Wehl ( 1813 - 2005 )
Wisch ( - 2005 )
Zeddam ( 1812 - 1821 )
Zelhem ( - 2005 )
Zoelen ( - 1978 )
Zuilichem ( - 1955 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Historically, the province dates from states of the Holy Roman Empire and takes its name from the nearby German city of Geldern. According to the Wichard saga, the city was named by the Lords of Pont who fought and killed a dragon in 878 AD. They named the town they founded after the death rattle of the dragon: "Gelre!"

The County of Guelders arose out of the Frankish pagus Hamaland in the 11th century around castles near Roermond and Geldern. The counts of Gelre acquired the Betuwe and Veluwe regions and, through marriage, the County of Zutphen. Thus the counts of Guelders laid the foundation for a territorial power that, through control of the Rhine, Waal, Meuse and IJssel rivers, was to play an important role in the later Middle Ages. The geographical position of their territory dictated the external policy of the counts during the following centuries; they were committed to the interests of the Holy Roman Empire and to expansion south and west.

Further enlarged by the acquisition of the imperial city of Nijmegen in the 13th century, the countship was raised to a duchy in 1339 by the Holy Roman Emperor, Louis IV. After 1379, the duchy was ruled from Jülich and by the counts of Egmond and Cleves. The duchy resisted Burgundian domination, but William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg was forced to cede it to Charles V in 1543, after which it formed part of the Burgundian-Habsburg hereditary lands.

The duchy revolted with the rest of the Netherlands against Philip II of Spain and joined the Union of Utrecht (1579). After the deposition of Philip II, its sovereignty was vested in the States of Gelderland, and the princes of Orange were stadtholders. In 1672, the province was temporarily occupied by Louis XIV and, in 1713, the southeastern part including the ducal capital of Geldern fell to Prussia. Part of the Batavian Republic (1795–1806), of Louis Bonaparte’s Kingdom of Holland (1806–10), and of the French Empire (1810–13), Gelderland became a province of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815.[1]

During the Second World War, it saw heavy fighting between Allied Paratroopers, British XXX Corps and the German II SS Panzer Corps, at the Battle of Arnhem.

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