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Historically, Brabant has been the name of several administrative entities in the Low Countries with quite different geographical extent: Jump to: navigation, search The Low Countries, the historical region of de Nederlanden, are the countries (see Country) on low-lying land around the delta of the Rhine, Scheldt, and Meuse (Maas) rivers. ...

For information on the fictional Shire of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, see Shire (Middle-earth) A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain. ... The Scheldt in Antwerp Length 350 km Elevation of the source 95  m Average discharge 120  m³/s Area watershed 21860  km² Origin  France Mouth  Westerschelde Basin countries France, Belgium, Netherlands The Scheldt (Dutch: Schelde, French Escaut) is a 350 km[1] long river that finds its origin in the... Dijle (Dutch, in French: Dyle) is a river in central Belgium. ... Graf is a German noble title equal in rank to a count or an earl. ... The Dender is a tribuary of the river Scheldt. ... A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. ... North Brabant (Dutch: Noord-Brabant) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west. ... Antwerp is the northernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium. ... Walloon Brabant is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... This article is about political regions. ...

Duchy of Brabant

The Duchy of Brabant was formally erected in 1183/1184. The title "Duke of Brabant" was created by the German Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in favor of Henry I of Brabant, son of Godfrey I of Leuven, Duke of Lower Lotharingia. The Duchy of Brabant was a feudal elevation of the already existing title of Landgrave of Brabant. This imperial fief was assigned to Count Henry III of Leuven about 1085/1086, more exactly after the death of the preceding Count of Brabant, Count Palatine Herman II of Lotharingia (+ September 20, 1085). Although the corresponding county was quite small (limited to the territory between the rivers Dender en Zenne, situated to the west of Brussels) its name was applied to the entire country under control of the Dukes from the 13th century on. In 1190, after the death of Godfrey III, Henry I of Brabant also became Duke of Lower Lotharingia, a title practically without territorial authority. According to protocol, all his successors where therefore called Dukes of Brabant and Lower Lotharingia (or Lothier). The title Duke of Brabant was created when the counts of Leuven acquired the duchy of Lower Lorraine after the death of Godfrey of Bouillon. ... Frederick in a 13th century Chronicle Friedrich I. von Hohenstaufen (1122 – June 10, 1190), also known as Friedrich Barbarossa (Frederick Redbeard) was elected king of Germany on March 4, 1152 and crowned Holy Roman Emperor on June 18, 1155. ... Henry I of Brabant (also called Henri I de Brabant and Hendrik I van Brabant) was born in 1165 and died in the German city of Köln on September 5, 1235. ... Jump to: navigation, search Godfrey I of Leuven (c. ... ... Jump to: navigation, search September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... Events May 25 - Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors. ... Henry I of Brabant (also called Henri I de Brabant and Hendrik I van Brabant) was born in 1165 and died in the German city of Köln on September 5, 1235. ...


After the Battle of Worringen in 1288, the dukes of Brabant also acquired the Duchy of Limburg. In 1354 the Blijde Inkomst, or charter of liberty was granted to the citizens of Brabant by John III, Duke of Brabant. In 1430, the Duchies of Lotharingia, Brabant and Limburg were inherited by Philip the Good of Burgundy. In 1477 the titles fell to the Habsburgs by dowry of Mary of Burgundy. The subsequent history of Brabant is part of the history of the Low Countries (Seventeen Provinces). The Battle of Worringen was fought on June 5, 1288 near the town of Worringen (also called Woeringen), nowadays a suburb of Cologne. ... Events February 22 - Nicholas IV becomes Pope. ... The Duchy of Limburg was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries, located between the river Meuse and the city of Aachen. ... Events End of reign of John VI Cantacuzenus, as Byzantine emperor. ... Jan III van Brabant, also called John III the Triumphantor, was born in 1300 and died in Brussels on December 5, 1355. ... // Events May 23 - Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne The Ottoman Empire captures Thessalonica from the Venetians First use of optical methods in the creation of Art A map of Europe in 1430. ... Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (Philip the Good or Philippe le Bon) (1396–1467) was Duke of Burgundy from 1419 until his death. ... Jump to: navigation, search Coat of arms of the 2nd duchy of Burgundy and later of the French province of Burgundy Burgundy (French: Bourgogne) is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Pre-Indo-European people, Celts (Gauls), Romans (Gallo-Romans), and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the... Events January 5 - Battle of Nancy - Charles the Bold of Burgundy is again defeated, and this time is killed. ... Jump to: navigation, search Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ... Mary of Burgundy Mary (February 13, 1457 – March 27, 1482), duchess of Burgundy, only child of Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, and his wife Isabella of Bourbon, was born on February 13 1457. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Seventeen Provinces were a personal union of states in the Low Countries in the 16th century, roughly covering the current Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, a good part of the North of France (Artois, Nord) and a small part of Germany. ...


The Eighty Years' War (1568 - 1648) brought independence from the Habsburgs for the northern provinces. After the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the United Provinces' de jure independence was confirmed and the northern part of Brabant, which was already under Dutch military control, was ceded to the United Provinces as Staats-Brabant, a federally governed territory (the present North Brabant). The southern part remained in Habsburg hands as a part of the Southern Netherlands. It was transferred to the Austrian family branch in 1714. During the French occupation of the Southern Netherlands in 1795 the duchy of Brabant was dissolved. The territory was reorganized in the départements of Deux-Nèthes (present province of Antwerp) and Dyle (the later province of Brabant). The Eighty Years War, or Dutch Revolt, was the war of secession between the Netherlands and Spain, as well as subsequent union of Portugal and Spain, that lasted from 1568 to 1648. ... Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. ... // Events Peace treaty signed at Westphalia ends the Thirty Years War. ... The Ratification of the Treaty of Münster by Gerard Terborch (1648) The Peace of Westphalia, also known as the treaties of Münster and Osnabrück, is the series of treaties that ended the Thirty Years War and officially recognized the United Provinces and Swiss Confederation. ... // Events Peace treaty signed at Westphalia ends the Thirty Years War. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United Provinces (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden/Provinciën, Republic of the Seven United Netherlands/Provinces — 1581–1795) was a European republic which is now known as the Netherlands. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United Provinces (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden/Provinciën, Republic of the Seven United Netherlands/Provinces — 1581–1795) was a European republic which is now known as the Netherlands. ... The Generality Lands (Dutch: Generaliteitslanden) were border territories of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, that were directly governed by the Estates-General of the Netherlands. ... North Brabant (Dutch: Noord-Brabant) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west. ... The Southern Netherlands were a part of the Low Countries controlled by Spain (Spanish Netherlands, 1579-1713), Austria (Austrian Netherlands, 1713-1794) and France (1794-1815). ... // Events August 1 - George, elector of Hanover becomes King George I of Great Britain. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Deux-Nèthes (Dutch: Twee Nethen) is the name of a département of the First French Empire in present Belgium and The Netherlands. ... Antwerp is the northernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium. ... Dyle (Dutch: Dijle) is the name of a département of the First French Empire in present Belgium. ...


Province of Brabant

After the defeat of Napoleon in 1814, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (consisting of modern day Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) was created at the Congress of Vienna in 1815. The former département Dyle became the new province of Brabant. With the Belgian independence of 1830, Brabant became the central province of Belgium with capital town Brussels. 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1815 - 1830) (1839) (Dutch: Verenigd Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, French: Royaume-Uni des Pays-Bas). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Congress of Vienna was a conference between ambassadors from the major powers in Europe that was chaired by the Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich and held in Vienna, Austria, from October 1, 1814, to June 9, 1815. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Dyle (Dutch: Dijle) is the name of a département of the First French Empire in present Belgium. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, French: Bruxelles, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium and is considered by many to be the headquarters of the European Union, as two of its four main institutions have their headquarters in the...


In 1989 Brussels-Capital Region was created, but the region was still part of the province of Brabant. In 1995 the province of Brabant was split into the Dutch speaking Flemish Brabant, the French speaking Walloon Brabant and the bilingual Brussels-Capital Region. Jump to: navigation, search 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Brussels-Capital Region (French: R gion de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, German: Region Br ssel-Hauptstadt) or Brussels Region (French: R gion Bruxelloise, Dutch: Brusselse Gewest) is one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Walloon Brabant is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ...


Along the international border between the Netherlands and Belgium there are a few enclaves and exclaves, as relicts of the old duchy of Brabant: the municipalities Baarle-Hertog (Belgium) and Baarle-Nassau (Netherlands). Jump to: navigation, search C is As enclave and Bs exclave. ... Jump to: navigation, search D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ... Location of Baarle-Hertog within the province of Antwerp Baarle-Hertog is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Baarle-Nassau is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ...


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Brabant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (615 words)
The Duchy of Brabant was formally erected in 1183/1184.
The title "Duke of Brabant" was created by the German Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in favor of Henry I of Brabant, son of Godfrey I of Leuven, Duke of Lower Lotharingia.
During the French occupation of the Southern Netherlands in 1795 the duchy of Brabant was dissolved.
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