26 september 1345 - DEATH WILLEM IV RISE TO CIVIL WAR Holland – At the Battle of Stavoren dies Count William IV of Holland. Because he has no children, his successor must be sought elsewhere. By marriage politics of his father, Kings of England may, France and do the Emperor of Germany claimed the succession. Willem V (son of the German emperor) later identified as Count, but the peers disagree. She called later to win the Cods and William V knew their case against Margaret of Hainault (Corners). share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.