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Brabant is a former duchy in the Low Countries, and a former province of Belgium. A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. ... The Low Countries are the countries on low-lying land around the delta of the Rhine and Meuse rivers— usually used in modern context to mean the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg (an alternate modern term, more often used today, is Benelux). ... This article is about political regions. ...


Duchy of Brabant

The territory of the Duchy of Brabant corresponded approximately to that of the present Dutch province North Brabant and three provinces and one region of Belgium: Antwerp, Walloon Brabant, Flemish Brabant and Brussels-Capital Region. The Duchy of Brabant came into existence in 1190. The title "Duke of Brabant" was created when the counts of Leuven/Louvain acquired the Duchy of Lower Lorraine after the death of Godfrey of Bouillon. Its chief cities were Louvain, Brussels and above all Antwerp. 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. ... 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. ... Events March 16 - Massacre and mass-suicide of the Jews of York, England prompted by Crusaders. ... 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. ... Leuven in 2004 Leuven (Louvain in French, Löwen in German) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, of which it is the capital. ... The Duchy of Lower Lorraine encompassed part of modern-day Belgium and the Netherlands. ... Godfrey of Bouillon (c. ... Leuven in 2004 Leuven (Louvain in French, Löwen in German) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, of which it is the capital. ... 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 de facto capital of the European Union, as two of its three main institutions have their headquarters... The Cathedral of our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp)in the Handschoenmarkt, in the old part of Antwerp is the largest cathedral in the Low Countries and is home to a number of triptychs by the Belgian painter, Rubens. ...


After the Battle of Worringen in 1288, the dukes of Brabant gained control of the Duchy of Limburg. In 1430, the Duchies of Brabant and Limburg were taken over by Philip the Good of Burgundy. In 1477 they fell to the Habsburgs as the dowry of Mary of Burgundy. The subsequent history of Brabant is part of the history of the 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. ... 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 Year in topics 1430 in art Births Robert Morton, English composer, approximate date Antoine Busnois, Burgundian composer, approximate date Deaths Christine de Pizan... Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (Philip the Good or Philippe le Bon) (1396–1467) was Duke of Burgundy from 1419 until his death. ... 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 Burgundians and the Franks. ... Events January 5 - Battle of Nancy - Charles the Bold of Burgundy is again defeated by the Swiss, and this time is killed. ... Habsburg (sometimes spelled Hapsburg, but never so in official use) was one of the major ruling houses of Europe. ... Mary of Burgundy Mary (1457–1482), duchess of Burgundy, only child of Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, and his wife Isabella of Bourbon, was born on February 13 1457. ... Originally the term Netherlands referred to a much larger entity than the current Kingdom of the Netherlands. ...


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 branch of that family in 1714. At the French occupation of the Southern Netherlands in 1795 the duchy of Brabant was dissolved. It was divided between the départements of Deux-Nèthes (present province of Antwerp) and Dyle (the later province of Brabant). The Eighty Years War, or Dutch Revolt from 1568 to 1648 was the secession war in which the proto- Netherlands first became an independent country and in which the region now known as Belgium became established. ... 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. ... This article is about the Dutch United Provinces. ... This article is about the Dutch United Provinces. ... 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 portion of the Low Countries controlled by Spain (1579-1713), Austria (1713-1794) and France (1794-1815) that became separated from the United Provinces during the Eighty Years War (1568-1648) after the Oath of Abjuration of 1581. ... 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 and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... Antwerp is the northernmost province of Flanders and of 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 part of Belgium. The capital of Brabant was 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). ... The Congress of Vienna (October 1, 1814 - June 9, 1815) 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. ... 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 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 de facto capital of the European Union, as two of its three main institutions have their headquarters...


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. 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. ... 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. ...


The international border between the Netherlands and Belgium in Brabant is of interest because it is not a continuous line. There are several enclaves and exclaves in the municipalities Baarle-Hertog (Belgium) and Baarle-Nassau (Netherlands). In human geography, an enclave is a piece of land which is totally enclosed within a foreign territory. ... 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, Netherlands (Duchy) - LoveToKnow 1911 (1234 words)
The remnant of the duchy, united since i 100 with the rnargraviate of Antwerp, was conferred in 1106 by the emperor Henry V., with the title of duke of Lower Lorraine, upon Godfrey (Godefroid) the Bearded," count of Louvain and Brussels.
The chief city of Brabant, Brussels, became under the Habsburg regime the residence of the court and the capital of the Netherlands.
The important part played by Brabant at this crisis of the history of the southern Netherlands was marked in 1831 by the adoption of the ancient Brabancon colours to form the national flag, and of the lion of Brabant as the armorial bearings of Belgium.
Duchy of Brabant - Search Results - MSN Encarta (227 words)
Brabant, Duchy of, former duchy comprising the present-day provinces of Noord-Brabant (North Brabant) in the Netherlands, and of Antwerpen and...
} The Duchy of Brabant was formally established in 1183/1184.
The title Duke of Brabant was created by the German Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in favour of Henry I of Brabant, son of Godfrey III of...
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