Adolf was the son of Arnold, Duke of Guelders and Catherine of Cleves. In the battle of succession for Guelders, he imprisoned in 1465 his own father and became Duke with the support of Philip the Good, who also made him Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Adolf, who had enjoyed the support of Burgundian Duke Philip III ("the Good") and of the four major cities of Guelders during his rebellion, was unwilling to strike a compromise with his father when this was demanded by Philip's successor, Duke Charles the Bold.
- Feudal monarchy
- Middle Ages, Renaissance
1465–1471: Adolf, son of Arnold; 1471–1473: Arnold, second time; Arnold sold the Duchy of Guelders to Charles I, Duke of Burgundy, who was recognized by the Holy Roman Emperor as Duke of Guelders. House of Burgundy. 1473–1477: Charles I; 1477–1482: Mary, daughter of Charles I, wife of Maximillian; House of Habsburg
Arnold of Egmond (14 July 1410 – 23 February 1473) was Duke of Guelders, Count of Zutphen. Life Arnold was born in Egmond-Binnen, North Holland, the son of John II of Egmond and Maria van Arkel . Egmond coat of arms On 11 July 1423, Arnold, still a boy, succeeded Duke Reinald IV. Arnold was the grandson of Reinald's sister, Johanna.
Después de la muerte de Carlos el Temerario en 1477, Adolf fue liberado por los flamencos. Murió el mismo año al frente de un ejército flamenco que asediaba Tournai, después de que los estados de Guelders lo reconocieran como duque. Su cuerpo fue enterrado en la catedral de Tournai.