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(Placename) another name for Gelderland


(ˈgɛl dərˌlænd)

a province in E Netherlands. 1,783,610; 1965 sq. mi. (5090 sq. km). Cap.: Arnhem. Also called Guelders.
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And the light music of the dropping whey is in my ears, mingling with the twittering of a bird outside the wire network window--the window overlooking the garden, and shaded by tall Guelder roses.
There were the tall hollyhocks beginning to flower and dazzle the eye with their pink, white, and yellow; there were the syringas and Guelder roses, all large and disorderly for want of trimming; there were leafy walls of scarlet beans and late peas; there was a row of bushy filberts in one direction, and in another a huge apple-tree making a barren circle under its low-spreading boughs.
The--er--Aster, and the Crocus, and the--er--Ladies' Smock in her season, the Chrysanthemum after her kind, and the Guelder Rose bringing forth abundantly withal.
The trees, with their different kinds of foliage, rise up straight and tall, fantastically colored by patches of lichen, forming magnificent colonnades, with a line of straggling hedgerow of guelder rose, briar rose, box and arbutus above and below the roadway at their feet.
The last of the family line to rule Guelders-Julich was Charles, Duke of Guelders, whose reign lasted from 1492 until he died (without legitimate heirs) in 1538, after which, following a certain amount of dynastic wrangling, the duchy became part of the United Provinces of the Hapsburg Netherlands in 1543.
The first of these, on Dutch monuments in Frisia, Groningen, Guelders and Holland, was apparently sent by de Witt in 1609 to accompany a copy of Lipsius' letters borrowed from van Buchell and now returned.
157) On the other hand, membership of a society or confraternity might come only after admission as an advocate before the court, as seems to have been the case in the provincial court of Guelders in Arnhem, where membership of the confraternity of St.
William II repaid this service by having his cousin Henry of Guelders elected prince-bishop of Liege in 1247 and his chaplain William of Ryckel appointed abbot of Sint-Truiden in 1249.
Incidentally, we are now in a position to appreciate a passage in Erasmus' correspondence which refers to the duke of Guelders and to a humanist from the same territory, Gerard Geldenhouwer of Nijmegen.