The Zoudenbalch family (also known as Soudenbalch) was one of the most prominent families of Utrecht throughout the Middle Ages to the age of the Dutch Revolt. They occupied all posts of importance in the city government, possessed various lordships in the vicinity and played a leading role in the history of the Sticht (Prince-Bishopric of Utrecht). The Zoudenbalchs were also Lords of the island of Urk in the Zuiderzee (now IJsselmeer) for over a century (1476-1614), and as such played a key role in the life of that community during troubled times in the 16th century.
Read more about Zoudenbalch: Introduction, Origins in Medieval Utrecht, The Zoudenbalchs in The Schism of Utrecht, The Zoudenbalchs in The Struggle Between Brederode and Burgundy, The Zoudenbalchs and The Outbreak of The Utrecht Civil War, The Zoudenbalchs and The End of The Utrecht Civil War, Evert Zoudenbalch (1423/24-1503), The Zoudenbalchs As Lords of Urk, The Demise of The Zoudenbalchs: The Reformation and The Dutch Revolt, Prominent Zoudenbalchs in The Temporal Life of Utrecht, Prominent Zoudenbalchs in The Religious Life of Utrecht, The Architectural Heritage of The Zoudenbalch Family in Utrecht and Environs, Literature
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