NameDietrich (Dirk) I Count of Holland
Birthabt 900, Noordwijk-Bin, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
Deathabt 6 Oct 940
BurialEgmond-Binnen, Noord Holland, Netherlands
Misc. Notes
Dirk I is son or grandson of Haghen, Count of Aquitaine (uncle of Charles the Bald of France and son of Walter, Count of Teisterbant). Encyclopaedia Britannica (1956; 11:668) states that the county was founded by "Rorik, of Norman origin, 862. His successor Gerulf, to whom the German king Arnulf in 889 granted some possessions and rights in the region between the Rhine and Swithardeshaga..., may be considered the first count of Holland, notwithstanding the doubt that may be felt about his being the father of Dirk I, whom tradition long held to be the first count."
Birthabt 895, Egmond Binnen, Noord Holland, Netherlands
Death11 Jan , Egmond-Binnen, Noord Holland, Netherlands
ChildrenDietrich II (-988)
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