Onderwerp Rijkaard Christiaan Herman (Rychart) Coenen (1510 - 1585) was born 1510 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands to Christiaan Coenen (1470-1531) and Mechteld van Campen (1501-1555) and died 24 October 1585 in Stratum, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands of unspecified causes. He married Walburg Haengrave (abt1520-1572) 21 July 1510 JL in Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Hugh Capet (c940-996). Ancestors are from the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium.

Extended biography

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Rijkaard Christiaan Herman (Rychart) Coenen was born in 1510 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant, in The Habsburgian Netherlands, a State of the Holy Roman Empire. Son of Christiaan Herman Coenen (1470-1531) from ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Mechteld Arnoud Gozewijn van Campen (1501-1555) also from ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Ancestors: Rychart Coenen (1510-1585)/tree

Duchy of Brabant and Prince-Bishopric of Liège in 1477

Duchy of Brabant in 1477

Historical context
The region's name is first recorded as the Carolingian shire pagus Bracbatensis, located between the rivers Scheldt and Dijle, from braec "marshy" and bant "region". Upon the 843 Treaty of Verdun it was part of Lotharingia within short-lived Middle Francia, and was ceded to East Francia according to the 880 Treaty of Ribemont. In 1430 the Duchies of Lower Lotharingia, Brabant and Limburg were inherited by Philip the Good of Burgundy and became part of the Burgundian Netherlands. In 1477 the Duchy of Brabant became part of the House of Habsburg as part of the dowry of Mary of Burgundy. At that time the Duchy extended from Luttre, south of Nivelles to 's Hertogenbosch, with Leuven as the capital city.


Rijkaard married Walburg Michielsdr. Haengreve (of Hanegreeff) on July 21, 1540 in Eindhoven, Duchy of Brabant in The Habsburg Netherlands (HRE).


Offspring of Rychart Coenen and Walburg Haengrave (abt1520-1572)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Maria Coenen
Margriet Coenen
Christiaan Coenen
Hendrick Coenen
Guilliam Coenen
Magdalena Coenen
Aert Coenen

Descendants: Rychart Coenen (1510-1585)/descendants


  • meier in het graafschap Horne (1545),
  • schout van Kempenland (1552),
  • leenman van het Leenhof van Cranendonk (1560-1562)
  • stadhouder van de drossaard van Cranendonk (1570).
At St. Michielsgestel

Castle Zegenwerp From website from Theo Molenaar

Through the family branch Aa he inherited the castle Zegenwerp and became Lord of Zegenwerp at St. Michielsgestel in the Duchy of Brabant.


His wife Walburg passed away on Frebury 1, 1572. Thirteen years later, Rychart passed away on October 24, 1585 in Stratum, Duchy of Brabant, Netherlands (HRE). He was possibly 75 years old.


  • 1510 born
  • 1540 married Walburg
  • 1545 meier in het graafschap Horne
  • 1552 schout van Kempenland
  • 1560 leenman van het Leenhof van Cranendonk
  • 1570 stadhouder van de drossaard van Cranendonk
  • 1540 son Christiaan is born
  • 1572 wife Walburg passed away
  • 1585 passed away


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