Zutphen County
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Zutphen County
County of Zutphen

Graafschap Zutphen (nl)
Comitatus Zutphaniae  (Latin)
Coat of arms of Zutphen
Coat of arms
County of Zutphen, about 1350
County of Zutphen, about 1350
StatusPersonal Union with County of Guelders (1138-1339)
and Duchy of Guelders (1339-1591/1648) and the Dutch Republic (1591/1648-1795) and Batavian Republic (1795-1798)
GovernmentFeudal monarchy
Historical eraMiddle Ages, Renaissance
o Established
o Disestablished
Preceded by
Succeeded by

The County of Zutphen, located in modern-day Gelderland, a province of the Netherlands, was formed in the eleventh century as a fief of the Bishop of Utrecht. It was ruled by the Counts of Zutphen between 1018 and 1182, and then formed a personal union with Guelders. Later, it became one of the 4 quarters of Guelders. The name Graafschap (county) is still used for the Achterhoek, the region east of Zutphen, and for the football club De Graafschap from this region.


  • Zevenaar and some of its surroundings were, as being a part of the former Cleves Enclaves, a small district in the Duchy of Cleves.

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