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John I, Count of Holland
John I (1284-1299) was count of Holland and son of Count Floris V. John inherited the county in 1296 after the murder of his father. In the following year, he married princess Elizabeth of England, a daughter of Edward Longshanks, but died soon afterwards in 1299, only fifteen years-old.
With his death without descendents, the heirs to the county of Holland were his cousins of Hainaut, sons of John's great-aunt Adelaide of Holland. Between this date to the extinction of Hainaut as an independent county, Holland formed a personal union with Hainaut.
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