Arnulf of Ghent

Male 951 - 993  (42 years)


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  • Name Arnulf of Ghent 
    Born 951 
    Gender Male 
    Died 993 
    Person ID I2477  Database
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2015 

    Father Dirk II Count of Frisia,   b. 932,   d. 988  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Hildegarde of Flanders,   b. 935,   d. 980  (Age 45 years) 
    Family ID F1036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse Liutgard of Luxemburg,   b. 948,   d. 1005  (Age 57 years) 
    Children 
     1. Dirk III van Holland,   b. 981,   d. 1039  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F1035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Arnulf of Ghent (951-993)
      Arnulf, also known as Aernout or Arnold succeeded his father in 988 as Count in Frisia. He was born in 951 in Ghent and because of this he is also known as Arnulf of Ghent. Arnulf was the son of Dirk II, Countof Holland and Hildegard, thought to be a daughter of Arnulf of Flanders.
      He accompanied Emperor Otto II to Rome. He died in battle on 18 September 993 at the river Meuse in Flanders. Buried at Egmond abbey.

      Family
      In May 980 Arnulf married Lutgard of Luxemburg, a daughter of Siegfried, Count of Luxemburg. The couple had (at least) two sons; the future Count Dirk III and Siegfried (also known as Sicco). Arnulf, his wifeand his sons were all buried at Egmond.
      He also had a daughter, Adelina of Holland, who was married to Baldwin II, Count of Boulogne and Enguerrand I, Count of Ponthieu.

      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 mediationby Emperor Henry.
      She died on 13 May 1005. Buried at Egmond abbey.